IEP Facilitation – A New Part of The IEP Process- Could it be for You and Your Child?

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Could IEP Facilitation be for you?

IEP Facilitation is a FREE service offered by the NJ Department of Education, using the services of an impartial  person,  who is not employed by the school district, nor the Dept of Education, who is experienced  and has training with the IEP Process.

It is a voluntary service and differs from going to Mediation or a Due Process Hearing. It can help all of the IEP Team, Parents included, to better understand and develop an IEP by proposing certain goals, accommodations, therapies etc. and help reach an IEP that is mutually acceptable.

Press Here To Learn More About a Facilitated IEP Meeting.

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Pathway To Success – Sept. 10, 2019. 4-6 PM

The Partnership For Children of Essex invites: All Bloomfield Special Needs Students and Their Families to attend –  A Pathway to Success event on Tuesday, September 10th from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM outside the Bloomfield Public Library. The event is targeted for youth ages 14-21 to provide them with the necessary tools to be successful in post-secondary life but youth of all ages and their families are welcome to attend. There will be education resources, transition services/programs for youth with developmental disabilities, a presentation on financial literacy, local colleges/universities, and more. There will also be food and refreshments available, as well as prizes and giveaways.

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BLOOMFIELD SEPAC MEETING- Wed. May 1, 2019 at BHS, from 6-8 P.M.

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Our final Bloomfield SEPAC Meeting of this School Season will be this Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at BHS from 6-8 P.M.

We are very pleased that our featured presenter will be the Director of Special Services for the Bloomfield School District, Ms. Keri Regina. Ms. Regina will report on the status of Special Services throughout Bloomfield Schools for this school season and also discuss promising new initiatives for the upcoming Fall School Season.

Additionally, any Parent who would like to serve on the Bloomfield SEPAC Board is welcomed and encouraged to attend this meeting to discuss further participation as a SEPAC BOARD MEMBER.

We look forward to seeing you at this helpful and informative Meeting.

Your Bloomfield SEPAC TEAM.

 

April is Autism Awarness Month. April 2 is World Autism Day! Glen Ridge has two informative Special Ed Meetings.

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Our friends at the Glen Ridge Association for Special Education have graciously invited all Bloomfield SEPAC Members to two informative evenings in celebration of Autism Awareness Month. The first is April 2, 2019 at Forest Avenue Elementary School. 287 Forest Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ. 07028 at 7 P.M,

Tuesday, April 2nd at 7pm (Forest Ave) – Executive Function & School Success – Presentation by Dr. Paul Yellin of The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education in New York City. What is executive function and how does it effect a child’s ability to learn and develop? What does it mean for success in school? What are practical recommendations for helping my child who may have some challenges with executive function? This is a can’t miss presentation from Dr. Yellin who is considered an expert in the field of developmental-behavioral pediatrics.

 

Problems with Executive Function are very common with Special Needs Students. For more information on Executive Function PLEASE PRESS HERE

Next up is:

Thursday, April 4th at 7pm (Glen Ridge HS) – A showing of Temple Grandin – This is an HBO original movie starring Claire Danes who won an Emmy and Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become a Ph.D. and expert in the field of animal husbandry.