¡Atención padres Latinos y aliados!

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Acompáñenos en una conversación virtual totalmente en español. Esta es nuestra oportunidad para hablar y compartir de nuestras experiencias tras el COVID-19, el cierre de las escuelas y el aprendizaje remoto

 -Discutiremos los desafíos de los estudiantes Latinos y sus familias durante el COVID-19

– Representantes de SPAN hablaran sobre los servicios y programas disponibles para las familias

-Información sobre los planes de reapertura de escuelas y como las familias pueden involucrarse.

– Acceso a recursos sobre COVID-19 y SPAN

miércoles, 5 de agosto de 2020

6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Registrese aqui:

 https://voceslatinasspan.eventbrite.com

Para más información contacte a: Fanny Ochoa a fochoa@spanadvocacy.org o llame al 551-260-0046

Attention Latino parents and allies!

Join us in a virtual conversation entirely in Spanish. This is our opportunity to speak up and share our experiences during COVID-19, school closures and remote learning

 -We will discuss the challenges of Latino students and their families during COVID-19

  – SPAN representatives will talk about the services and programs available to families

  -Information on school reopening plans; and how families can get involved.

 – Access to resources on COVID-19 and SPAN

 

Give Your Input On The NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities 5 Year Plan

Parents and Students are welcome to take this Survey or provide further input and suggestions. The online survey may be taken in English or Spanish and may be done anonymously.

PRESS HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY OR GET FURTHER INFORMATION

From the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities:

“Every five years, the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities develops a State Plan that reflects a comprehensive review of major service systems and issues as they affect children, teens, and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families in New Jersey. The State Plan is developed in accordance with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act). The Council’s work centers around system change activities.

The plan is important because it outlines goals, objectives, and activities that the NJCDD will implement in order to bring about system change. The State Plan guides the work of the Council and drives decisions about how staff and fiscal resources are used.

Right now, NJCDD is in the process of developing its Five-Year State Plan for the period from October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2026. 

We are gathering input from the community to formulate our goals for the next five years. We want to hear from individuals with I/DD, families, caregivers, service providers and other stakeholders about what is working for people with developmental disabilities; what needs to change; and, how could it be changed.”

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A Helpful App for Hearing/Speech Problems

GOOGLE LIVE TRANSCRIBE   Can be a very helpful APP, for your phone for aiding communications with those who are hearing impaired, deaf or have trouble processing speech. Basically, when opened it gives live closed captioning to the words you say, which come up on your phone screen and the other party can read what you have just said. They can respond with spoken words or type.  You can also switch between languages.

” Live Transcribe was made in collaboration with Gallaudet University, the premier Deaf and hard of hearing university in the US.”

Bloomfield Schools Comunity Re-entry Survey

“Bloomfield Schools Request Your Input On The Community Re-Entry Survey

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On Friday, June 26, 2020, Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey Schools would open their doors in September.  The district requests your feedback for consideration when planning this re-entry process.  Please consider sharing your thoughts through the attached Community Re-Entry Survey.
This survey will close on Friday, July 3, 2020.  Thank you in advance for your participation.”

 

Webinar on Transition – Wed. 5/20, @ 3:30-4:30 PM

We were all set for a terrific joint presentation with the good folks over at Glen Ridge Association for Special Education (GRASE) about TRANSITION to Adulthood for older students back in April. That was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID. However, here is a second chance to learn some information about TRANSITION by stepping in virtually to The ARC of NJ’s Webinar on Transition WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, FROM 3:30 – 4:30 P.M.

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR- HERE

Please Submit Your Questions NOW for the Virtual SEPAC Meeting on Wed. 5/13.

Our Virtual SEPAC Meeting will take place online on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 6 PM.

The future ways that upcoming Special Education may be happening will be outlined.  Please submit your questions by email now to:  greggo1685@gmail.com

How Do I Join the Online SEPAC Meeting on 5/13 at 6 PM?

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Place: Google Meet Virtual Session with Community
Meeting ID: meet.google.com/stn-tuhq-kcu
Phone In: (US)+1 208-843-1103
PIN: 557 948 145#
Live Stream: https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/d4e707f3-4add-494f-867a-b63ff1a08368

NJ Dept of Health & Human Services Guides on Public Benefits

The NJ Department of Human Services has created a quick guide to help residents make informed decisions for their families as it relates to public charge and public benefits. It is important that families understand that they have access to some resources regardless of their immigration status, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

El NJ Departamento de Servicios Humanos ha creado una guía rápida para ayudar a los residentes a tomar decisiones informadas para sus familias en relación con la carga pública y los beneficios públicos.  Es importante que las familias entiendan que tienen acceso a algunos recursos independientemente de su estado migratorio, especialmente durante la crisis de COVID-19.

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Upcoming Webinars for Our Members

TRANSITION

“The following is from The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities:
Here is another webinar that transition educators and families may be interested in.  It will be relevant to anyone graduating this year or next, or anyone already in the adult service system.
The Family and Support Coordination Partnership: Making Choices, Becoming Empowered, and Supporting the Life Your Family Member Wants

May 18, 2020 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

As the service delivery system changes, all people with developmental disabilities receiving services through DDD will be able to choose a support coordination agency along with the services they receive. This training will provide families with the information they need about support coordination. Participants will also learn how to help their family members select a support coordination agency that will best meet their needs, work in partnership with the support coordinator throughout the person centered planning process, and identify service providers to help their family member achieve the life he or she wants.
Click on the link below for more information and to register.
https://rwjms.rutgers.edu/boggscenter/training/dd_families.html

Family Resource Network

The Family Resource Network is coming to you! To show you we are still here for you, we have created FRN Connect, a free
3-month webinar series that will provide interactive opportunities to stay healthy and connected while practicing social distancing. Connect with us today!

GET FIT – May 4, 2020, Mon- & Thur. @ 4-4:30 PM

Each class will feature a certified trainer and a model participant to demonstrate each exercise. We will focus on improving muscle building, full body flexibility, balance, motor skills and mobility through these fun exercises.  Register HERE

 

YOGA – May 5th 2020, Tues.@1-1:45PM

This 45-minute yoga class offers a combination of breathing exercises, chanting, yoga postures, relaxation techniques (yoga Nidra) and other self-regulation tools that bring participants a sense of peace and well-being. Useful but not necessary props to have: yoga mat, access to wall space to lean against for standing balance poses. We encourage participation from parents, family members and caregivers. Take it together! Register HERE

Martial Arts- Fighting & Fitness – Mon. May 5th 2020, Tuesdays @12-1:00PM

Build fitness and character with the time-honored methods of martial arts training in the comfort of your own home. Sensei Damien Wright, a 7th Degree Japanese Jujitsu Black Belt and long time professional instructor, will conduct each class with beginner-friendly workouts and lessons designed to build important skills, cultivate a healthy and positive mindset, and provide each student with the opportunity to meet the best version of themselves. All workouts and lessons are highly adaptable to suit all body types,  restrictions, and situations. All participants will have access to this class specifically for them as well as the full schedule of Virtual classes provided by Sensei Damien’s academy, Wright Fight Concepts. Excellence awaits. Let’s find it together.  Register- HERE

The Loss, Grief and Coronavirus Toolbox -Wednesday, May 13th 2020 4:00pm -5:00pm

This work shop will enable you to: identify the losses impacting you and your family; define loss, grief, mourning, coping, self-care and resilience; identify what gets in the way of self-care; discover new coping skills and become more resilient.  REGISTER _ HERE

Weathering the COVID Storm: Strategies for Engaging in Virtual Classrooms and Telehealth Sessions -Friday, May 15th 2020 1:00pm -2:00pm  REGISTER _ HERE

Special thanks to Kelly Reer, MA, LDT-C
Structured Learning Experience (SLE) Coordinator
Bloomfield High School for this information.

NJCIE is Helping Parents Online

The New Jersey Coalition For Inclusive Education, NJICE is continuing helping Parents with its online presence, while in person assistance remains suspended. They are beginning a series of “Lunch & Learn” via ZOOM or via telephone.

FROM: NJCIE:

“We will be covering different topics each day, but please feel free to ask any questions and we’ll try to answer them.

MONDAY, MARCH 23 @ 1:00 P.M.

Weeding Through the Web: Virtual Tours, Sing-Alongs, Story Time and Fun for All Ages

with Jessica & Katherine

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 @ 8:00 P.M.

Learning Beyond Your Kitchen Table: Finding Opportunities for Learning in Your Daily Life

with Kristy & Kim

FRIDAY, MARCH 27 @ 1:00 P.M.

Friendly Support Friday

with Michelle & Jessica

To join a Lunch and Learn session:

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MEETING

Meeting ID: 237 730 1823

Dial one of the numbers below to phone in:

+1 253 215 8782 US
+1 301 715 8592 US

The meeting ID and phone numbers are the same for each session.

Have trouble reaching us? Contact Grace at grace@njcie.org for support.”