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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.

Make Your Voices Heard: Changes to NJ Special Education Code

On February 27, Peg Kinsell, SPAN Public Policy Director, Jennifer Halper, Senior Staff Attorney and Legislative Coordinator of Disability Rights New Jersey were joined by more than 150 parents and advocates as they discussed the proposed changes to the state special education code and how they will impact that will impact parents and students rights, as well as the quality of programs and related services for students with disabilities.  For details on the proposed changes, see the white paper developed by a coalition of parents, educators and advocates and also additional information from

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