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SPAN Workshops

¡Empoderados, Comprometidos y Efectivos! 

Una serie interactiva y totalmente en español de empoderamiento familiar. Aprenda como navegar el sistema de educación especial. Identifique los apoyos disponibles para los estudiantes que están teniendo estragos en su educación. Organice un plan de acción para involucrase efectivamente en los grupos de toma de decisiones. Anote las fechas:
  • 18 marzo de 2021
Todas las reuniones serán de 6:00pm-8pm.

Para más información o si necesita ayuda registrándose contacte a: Fanny Ochoa o llame al 551-260-0046
Expecting Health
Inclusion Workgroup
Interested in working to address the inequities
in the genetics services delivery system?

The Family Center Workgroup on Inclusion (FCWI) consists of 8-10 family representatives from around the U.S. and U.S. territories who will participate in a one year term.


Literacy Strategies for Families Through COVID 19 and Beyond
Are you hoping for some support and advice about reading together at home? Tell us how we can help.

Literacy Strategies for Families facilitates partnerships between families and schools by creating and supporting school teams that include school staff and families who are interested in improving outcomes for students in literacy. 

We offer these school teams a non-competitive grant to facilitate the implementation of the team action plan.

Our support will be focused on strategies that are appropriate for all families whose children attend the school, including both students who receive general education support and those identified for special education supports. The plans will be flexible and adaptable to best support culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse families and learners of all ability levels. 

To receive support in your school or district,
contact Debbie Esposito, Literacy Coordinator,

Click here to Download the one-page information sheet.
SEPAG Workshop: How to Start & Run an Effective Special Education Parent Advisory Group
This virtual workshop is designed to provide an overview of the role and function of a Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) and discuss best practices, tips, and strategies for effective implementation of SEPAGs or other parent groups. Anyone interested in developing an effective parent group to support the engagement of parents to improve outcomes for all students, especially students identified for special education services are welcome.
Click the link to register for a session:

March 10th @ 6:30 PM

March 15th at 7:00 PM              

This virtual event will provide information to both youth/young adults and their parents on education rights, developing the Transition Plan, the importance of self advocacy and supported decision-making, adult services and more. Join us to learn strategies that will help your family prepare for the future.

Saturday, March 20, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

NJ Statewide Network for Cultural Competence(NJSNCC)

8th Annual Conference 2021

Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers & Cultivating Cultural Competency with the Diverse Deaf, Deaf-Blind & Hard of Hearing Community a virtual conference

April 26th & April 27th
12:00PM - 5:00PM

Sponsors and Exhibitors: Click Here


2021 SPAN Parent Leadership & Advocacy Virtual Conference

A statewide conference for and about meaningful Parent Leadership across New Jersey's education, health, mental health, family support, human services, and child welfare systems.

1PM to 4:30PM EST
May 11 and 13, 2021

Sponsors & Exhibitors: Lanisha Makle-Ridley,

Questions: Nicole Pratt,

Registration: Click Here
Sponsors and Exhibitors: Click Here

Become a Empowering Woman Community Leader
For more information: Nicole Pratt

The sessions will take
virtually in English and Spanish
on March , 10th,17th,24th,31st

Only Women who live /work in the Essex, Mercer and Camden Counties areas indicated will receive a stipend.

Parent Circle Time (Southern NJ Region)
Join the discussion !!!

Guided by New Jersey Inclusive Child Care Project Staff, this event held on every 2nd Tuesday of the month aims to support parental concerns and share resource information surrounding specific discussion topics.

March 9,2021

Topic: Facing Challenges in Virtual Learning

register here:

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