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P.O.A.C. Family Carnival in Bloomfield – 7/30/16 at VASSAR FIELD.

POAC Autism Family Carnival Bloomfield July 30, 2016

Calling All Families of Children with Autism!

Join POAC for a great Autism family carnival: including free refreshments, inflatable rides, DJ, trackless train, mechanical swings, games and activities for the whole family.  This is for all ages- and everything is free.  Bring your pop up tents, chairs and blankets and have a great time with your POAC family. 

This is another free recreational event brought to you by POAC.  Please be sure to register all who are attending.

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Saturday July 30, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Vasser Field (Behind St. Thomas Church and School)
60 Byrd Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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Bloomfield Library Hosts Autism Expert – April 30, 2016

(Special to Maria Probt’s, Bloomfield Pulse:) ” Bloomfield Public Library Free Help for Parents with Kids Who Have Autism, One Conversation at a Time

Saturday, April 30, 2016
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Bloomfield – Conference Room

Parents of Kids with Autism (or who are worried if their child may have autism) will learn new ways in which their child can have more meaningful conversations like never before. Author and Creator of The ICAN! for Autism Method ™, Karen Kabaki-Sisto, Communication Expert and Speech Language Therapist for over 20 years will be speaking in her very own neighborhood at The Bloomfield Library,, April 30th from 1:00 to 2:30 about new ways kids with autism can have fun learning and communicating.

· Karen will also take questions and provide real-life unique tips and answers to parents who want the best for their child. All parents, care-givers, and teachers are welcome to learn more from Karen’s method that is changing lives all over the world. Karen’s Bloomfield Library visit stems from her passion about her own local community since she treats children and lives in northern New Jersey where the rate of autism is highest in the country, 1 out of 45 kids affected.

· Parents will also get free materials in which to take home with helpful tips, along with a free communication assessment tool they can privately take online that equips them with an immediate report of their child’s abilities. This report helps parents, teachers, care-givers, therapists or physicians find a starting point for on-going therapy needs.

· Questions? Go to for free videos, updates and more helpful tips for families!…# ”

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Meet the Executive Director of N.J. Council of Developmental Disabilities, 12/2 at the Bloomfield Civic Center, 7 – 8:30 P.M.

smallsepac (2)If you have a special needs student that is high school age or older, it may prove helpful meeting Mr. Kevin Casey, the new Executive Director of (NJCDDD), the New Jersey Council of Developmental Disabilities.  

He will be at the Bloomfield Civic Center this Wednesday evening, Dec.2, 2015, from 7 – 8:30 P.M. for an “Information Gathering and Listening Session.”  Download the NJC DDD Fall 2015 Newsletter – here.


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Bloomfield SEPAC Meeting on 11-18-15 at BHS from 7 – 9 PM

logo_sepac1blueWe are delighted to have noted Bloomfield Resource Teacher Jason Triano, as our Special Guest Speaker at Bloomfield High School on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 7 – 9 P.M.

Mr. Triano will be filling us in about a fascinating new study that deals with the perception of people with autism. There will be an Open Forum afterwards with Mr. Triano taking questions from our Bloomfield SEPAC Member Parents about this Study or anything relating to special education.

Fecha: Miercoles, Noviembre 18, 2015 

Lugar; Bloomfield High School 

Hora: 7- 9P.M. 

 Este mes, por favor acompanenos a escuchar a nuestro Jason Triano. El es un maestro de recursos en  nuestro distrito, y un participante activo de nuestro grupo. Ofrecera ideas y estrategias practicas para ayudar a su hijo. Esperamos verlo ahi! 


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An Informative Video on Inclusion and a Helpful Web Resource

The Inclusion Campaign is a New Jersey based collaborative site which has some important information for all parents of Special Education Students. Please watch an informative video featuring students parents and Special Ed Advocates. We are confident you will find it well worth the 11 minutes to watch.

Please visit their website at for further information.

(Special thanks to Ms. Hedi Kovacs for providing this information.)