SPAN Leadership Conference – March 23, 2019

From SPAN:

“Dear Community Partner

Please join me on Saturday, March 23, 2019, for the SPAN Parent Advocacy Network Parent Leadership and Advocacy Conference, “Speak Up! Take Action! Create Change! Now is the Time!” The conference will be held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, New Jersey.  This biannual tradition is for and about meaningful Parent Leadership across New Jersey’s education, health, mental health, family support, human services, and child welfare systems.  This gathering of current and emerging parent leaders is about creating change by creating strong parents, strong families, excellent schools and stronger communities.

I am looking forward to seeing you at this empowering event for parent leaders and the individuals who support them.  Please share this information with families, school administrators, organizations and others in your networks. You can register for the conference, reserve an exhibit space or support this event as a sponsor at: parentleadershipconference2019.eventbrite.com or use the attached Registration Form.

Remember: “When parents are informed, they envision the difference. When parents are engaged, they work toward the difference. And, when parents are informed, engaged and empowered, they make the difference!”

Very truly yours,–

Dawn

 
Dawn Oliver Monaco
Senior Parent Professional Trainer
Coordinator/Co-Director
REACH for Transition
973-642-8100  X193
Fax: 973-642-8080
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Get Instant Notifications About SEPAC Meetings With The REMIND TEXT System.

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We are pleased to announce that we are now set-up for the REMIND TEXT System. Any parent, SEPAC Member, etc. can sign-up to receive a REMIND TEXT for our meetings and information by:

TEXT ADDRESS:  81010

Then texting the “words:”  @kkg3399

It will also ask if you want the REMIND APP as well, but that is NOT necessary to receive text messages to your cell phone. The purpose of the REMIND APP is merely to keep all your REMIND Texts from the District in the same place on your cell phone.

 – Your Bloomfield SEPAC Team

NJ SEAC Meeting. Feb 15, in Mercerville, NJ.

FROM:  Myriam V. Alizo

Project Assistant, Center for Parent Information and Resources@SPAN
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, February 15, 2018
Time: 9:30 am
New Location: Robert Wood Johnson Fitness & Wellness Center at 3100 Quakerbridge Road (Clover Shopping Center) in Mercerville, New Jersey.

Upon entering the building, walk to the left and pass the café.  The conference enter is straight ahead.  We will meet in Auditorium B.
Michael Steinbruck from the Boggs Center will be this month’s presenter on PCAST.
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
Resource and Product Coordination, RAISE Center
We must become the change we want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi
 

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

 

 

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

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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!