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Dear SPAN Website Users: We try to make our website as accessible as possible for parents and others with special accessibility needs.  Please let us know if you have any difficulty accessing our website information and resources and we will do our best to accommodate you!  Reach out to us at apelham@spannj.org  Thanks, and happy browsing through our website!

Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission is to empower and support families and inform and involve professionals interested in the healthy development and education of children and youth.  Our focus is on the whole child and family, including education, health and mental health, human services, child care, and child welfare/prevention.  

Our Foremost Commitment is to children and families with the greatest need due to disability or special health/mental health needs; poverty; discrimination based on race, sex, language, immigrant or homeless status; involvement in the foster care, child welfare, or juvenile justice systems; geographic location; or other special circumstances.  

The Vision of the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network is that all families will have the resources and support they need to ensure that their children become fully participating and contributing members of our communities and society.  

Our Motto is Empowered Parents: Educated, Engaged, Effective!