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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.

NJ Special Education Code Changes Vacated

On June 21, in a special session of the NJ State Board of Education meeting, the NJSBOE voted to vacate the vote they took in April approving proposed changes to New Jersey's Special Education Code.  In addition, they voted to readopt 6A:14 (Special Education Code) with only technical amendments, which reflected changes in the statute, misspellings, etc.
In the months preceding this rare retrenchment, many parents and advocates voiced their experiences and opinions about the changes, the lack of inclusion in the Education Transformation Task Force's work which suggested many of the changes,

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