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START/SPAN Inclusion Webinar Sept. 14th at Noon.

From SPAN:

“Join us for a lunchtime webinar for parents and caregivers that focuses on best practices in supporting the inclusion of students with disabilities in general education programs to improve student outcomes. Inclusion is the practice of educating ALL students together – student with disabilities and students without disabilities- regardless of their abilities or readiness. Studies show that students with mild to significant disabilities in inclusive settings have increased academic achievement. Learn strategies for parents to effectively partner with their schools and districts in promoting best practices in inclusive education. Hear from parents that share their stories about the benefits of inclusion and why it is never too late to think about including your child. Participants will: *Learn the benefits of inclusion for ALL children *Become familiar with strategies and resources that enable families and educators to work collaboratively to create goals to support inclusion throughout the IEP decision-making process *Hear from parents and their experiences with inclusion *Identify next-steps for an inclusive climate in schools.”

REGISTER FOR THE FREE WEBINAR HERE

 

 

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NJ Special Education Advisory Council Meets April 20, 2017, 9:30 A.M. in East Windsor.

From:

Ms. Myriam V. Alizo, – Project Assistant, Center for Parent Information and Resources@SPAN

www.parentcenterhub.org
Bilingual Parent Group Specialist, START Project
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network

Dear Parents:
The NJ SEAC (Special Education Advisory Council) meets monthly 9:30am-noon, and meetings are open to the public. At the end of every meeting there is time for “Comments from Public”.
Next meeting:
Date:Thursday, April 20th 2017
Time: 9:30 am
Location:
 Holiday Inn and National Conference Center
 399 Monmouth Street

 East Windsor, New Jersey
You can find information about this and upcoming meetings here

This is an important opportunity for families to listen and speak up about issues concerning our children receiving special education services. 
Best regards,
 
Myriam

Myriam V. Alizo

Project Assistant, Center for Parent Information and Resources@SPAN

www.parentcenterhub.org
Bilingual Parent Group Specialist, START Project
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
www.spanadvocacy.org
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To join the Facebook group for the north region please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/nenjparents/

Para el grupo de SPAN de Facebook en español:

 We must become the change we want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

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The Joys & Values of SPAN/START and Sharing Ideas With Other SEPAC Groups.

It was a great pleasure to attend the START Project & SPAN of NJ’s Essex County Roundtable last night. This very informative and useful exchange of ideas for SEPAC Organizations was led by

SPAN/START Leader Myriam Alizo.Picture of Myriam Alizo

Ms. Alizo is a fiercely dedicated Advocate for Special Education  in New Jersey and throughout the nation. Her presentation was very inspiring and informative, as always. If you have yet to hear Ms. Alizo speak, please be sure to attend one of her presentations soon. You will be very glad that you did.

Thanks also to Ms. Michele Tyler of SPAN/START, Cecilia Raubertas

who spoke about the issue of Disproportion-ality facing some school districts. 

Another highlight for me was having the opportunity to meet the very helpful and dedicated members of various Special Ed Parents groups throughout Essex County, including wonderful folks from NEWARK, SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, WEST ORANGE, LIVINGSTON as well as the Special Ed Supervisor from ROSELAND and the Coordinator of Special Services/LDTC from ESSEX FELLS.

It was a great night and one filled with ideas for improving our Bloomfield SEPAC!

 

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NJ Special Education Advisory Council Meets 9/15/16 at 9:30 A.M.

This announcement from Myriam V. Alizo of NJ SPAN:

Dear Parents:
The NJ SEAC (Special Education Advisory Council) meets monthly9:30am-noon, and meetings are open to the public. At the end of every meeting there is time for “Comments from Public”.
Next meeting:
Date: Thursday, September 15th, 2016
Time: 9:30 am
Address: Holiday Inn/National Conference Center
399 Monmouth Street, East Windsor, NJ 08520   (Turnpike Exit 8)
The agenda for the meeting is posted here

This is an important opportunity for families to listen and speak up about issues concerning our children receiving special education services. 
 
Check out the schedule for upcoming meetings here: http://www.nj.gov/education/sseac/schedule.htm
Best regards,
Myriam
Myriam V. Alizo
Project Assistant, Center for Parent Information and Resources@SPAN
www.parentcenterhub.org
Bilingual Parent Group Specialist, START Project
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
www.spanadvocacy.org
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To join the Facebook group for the north region please visit:
Para el grupo de SPAN de Facebook en español:
We must become the change we want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi
 
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Lunchtime Webinar – Talking To Your Child About Their Disability. 9/21/16 Noon-1 P.M.

Have you ever wondered about talking with your child about their disability? Can you find the right time, the most helpful, most understandable terms?

SPAN presents an informative Webinar:

When, Why & How to talk to you child about their disability; on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 from Noon-1 P.M. This Webinar is FREE but Registration is required as seats are limited. Press HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION LINK and further information can be found below:

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SPECIAL EDUCATION LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE TO BE HELD IN BLOOMFIELD! JULY 13TH AT 10:30 A.M.

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This is a Roundtable Forum conducted by SPAN, with the various SEPAC Groups in Essex County.  It is a chance to collaborate with the other Groups; see what has been successful that we can make use of and learn things to avoid within our Bloomfield SEPAC.

The Bloomfield Schools District and Bloomfield SEPAC are delighted to be hosting the SPAN Special Education Leadership Roundtable for Essex County, on Wednesday July. 13, 2016 from 10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. at the Bloomfield Schools District Administration Building. Registration is FREE and requested, so we know the number of people to expect.

“Dear Parents and Educators:

The START Project, SPAN, invites you to the

Special Education Parent Leadership Round Tables- Northeast NJ Region-July 2016

 This is an opportunity to meet face to face and exchange ideas around what works to enhance and sustain family engagement in schools to improve outcomes for children with disabilities. Strategies to start and run local special education parent groups/advisory groups will be discussed and shared. Come and network with other parent leaders in your county.

Essex County
Date:Wednesday, July 13th 2016
Time:  10:30am-12:30pm
Location: 
Bloomfield Schools District Administration Building                
                  155 Broad Street
                  Bloomfield, NJ 07003
                  Free parking available onsite.
 
The cross street is Belleville Avenue
155 Broad Street is approximately 4 blocks off Bloomfield Avenue.
Bloomfield High School is directly across the street.
 
For any questions contact Myriam Alizo at malizo@spannj.org or201-960-7159 “