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2019 Parent Leadership Conference #TheTimeIsNow

 

New Jersey Institute of Technology | Campus Center  

154 Summit Street | Newark, NJ 07102

Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

                                                                                                                                                                    Click here for more information 

Congressional Forums - District# 8 & 10

Join Us!  Non-partisan events for candidates and voters to come together to discuss important issues facing the disability community.

District #10  Monday, October 29, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Wally Choice Community Center

Park House | 45 Maple Avenue | Montclair, NJ

Register at: https://congress-forum-10.eventbrite.com 

 

District #8  Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Family Partners of Hudson

911 Bergen Avenue | Jersey City, NJ

Register at: https://congress-forum-8.eventbrite.com 

 

 

SPAN Awarded Two Parent Center Technical Assistance Center Cooperative Agreements

The SPAN Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) is pleased to announce their successful renewal of two cooperative agreements from the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP): (1) The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) and (2) Navigating Excellence — Parent Center Assistance and Collaboration Team (NE-PACT).

Both grants support the Parent Center Network — Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) — throughout the country.

Campaign for Presidential Youth Council

The movement to increase the voice of young people in federal policy got a significant boost today with the announcement of a congressional bill to create a Presidential Youth Council. Rep. John B. Larson (D-Conn.) announced that he plans to re-introduce a House resolution (H.J.Res 115) to create the council, which would advise the president on the perspectives of young people, offer suggestions on how to make federally-funded youth policies more effective and make recommendations on long-term national issues. Its members would be ages 16 to 24.

"The perspectives of our youth should be an

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