“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 Oliver Monaco
Senior Parent Professional Trainer
REACH for Transition
“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