Bloomfield SEPAC Meeting- is Wed. Nov. 13, 2019, from 6-8 P.M. at BHS. TOPIC- SOCIAL AWARENESS FOR STUDENTS

Our next Meeting  (Nov. 13, at BHS, from 6-8 P.M.) is not  aimed at only Special Ed Students. Any student or parent may benefit from this very helpful and informative Forum. So please spread the word among your friends and school families.  You will have the opportunity to ask your questions of our Presenters following their talks.

Our topics will be overview of Suite 360 and the Wingman initiative.

Assistant Superintendent of Bloomfield Schools, Joseph Fleres, will give a presentation about Suite 360.

“Suite360 provides students with information and techniques to support self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships skills, and responsible decision-making. In addition, the program addresses specific topics such as cyberbullying, academic success, substance abuse and many other challenges students and communities face. Finally, the program provides behavior intervention support for students who experience common conduct issues.”

Bloomfield Schools Supervisor of Guidance, K-8, Michael Bruno, will give a presentation about The Wingman Program.

The Wingman Initiative-  “Wingman is a unique youth leadership program from Dylan’s Wings of Change that develops social and emotional skills through team bonding and trust building activities. Wingman inspires children to be more empathetic, courageous and inclusive young leaders. The Wingman program is being used in schools, dance studios, running clubs, summer camps and after school programs to promote accepting and inclusive environments around the world.

We look forward to seeing you on what is bound to be a most informative evening.

 – Your Bloomfield SEPAC Team Members

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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Free Parent Workshops. 4/19, from Navigating Autism NJ

 ​Providing Families with Direction, Advocacy & Knowledge​

In honor of Autism Awareness Month – Join us for an evening of Complimentary Special Needs Workshops – For parents, grandparents, siblings & caregivers

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Certified Financial Services, LLC
Workshops begin promptly at 6:30 pm and will repeat at 7:30 pm
Space is Limited
RSVP:  201-788-6711 or connie@navigatingautismnj.com
Refreshments will be served
Advocating for Effective ABA Programs
Presenter: Diane Berger BCBA, Berger Learning Group; 
                   Connie Sproul Bonarigo, President, Navigating Autism NJ; 
                   Vincent Blazewicz, CLTC, Certified Financial Services, LLC
Topics: How to ensure measurable & meaningful progress in your ABA program.  Obtaining Coverage via NJ Insurance Autism Mandate.
Siblings & Future Planning: Keeping the Conversation Open
Presenter: Kara Sellix, MSW, LSW, President & Co-Founder of SIBS; 
                   Kristen Sellix, MSW, LCSW, Co-Founder of SIBS NJ
Topics: How to navigate the unique challenges of being a sibling of someone with an intellectual or developmental disability, as well as discussing how siblings should be included in discussions regarding future planning. How to have difficult conversations about this will be discussed as well as resources to do so. 
Planning for Tomorrow: The Person with Special Needs
Presenter: Raymond J. Falcon Jr, Esq. Falcon Law Group; 
                   Richard Lofredo, ChFC, CLU, ChSNC, Certified Financial Services, LLC
Topics:  Planning for a loved one with special needs or mental illness is a challenge – come learn key planning information you need to know.