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Community of Care Consortium for CYSHCN, 10/20/2017

JOIN US ON FRIDAY, OCT 20th 

for a PRESENTATION and OPEN DISCUSSION on **IMMIGRATION in NJ** 

learn about **NJ CAREER CONNECTIONS**

Community of Care Consortium for CYSHCN

Friday, October 20, 2017

East Brunswick Public Library

2 Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

10:00 am – 2:00 pm   

Register:  https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/980b67c9b174417a832b6a6fe8a46fca

 

NJ Family Voices Coordinator Featured in National Campaign for Paid Family Leave!

Check out NJ Family Voices Coordinator Lauren Agoratus' story on how NJ paid family leave helped her family during their daughter's multiple health crises on the National Arc website at http://www.thearc.org/paidleave, on their You Tube channel (Paid Leave and Disability: One Family's Story) at https://www.youtube.com/user/thearcoftheus, on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thearcus/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel, and on their Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/TheArcUS

NEW Guide for Developing Special Education Parent Advisory Groups

SPAN and the NJ Department of Education just launched a new resource, "Special Education Parent Advisory Groups in New Jersey:  A Guide to Developing and Running an Effective SEPAG."

The very teamwork and collaboration that are at the core of IDEA are also at the core of Special Education Advisory Group (SEPAG) development. SEPAGs engage parents, community leaders, and school district staff in collaborative teamwork to improve education, not only for those with disabilities, but for all children.

Town Hall Meetings - Your Opportunity to Educate Congress

Town Hall meetings are going on across the U.S. during Congress' February recess. Check out this state-by-state list.  Share this information with families in your networks.  Plan to attend, share your stories and opinions and make sure that family voices heard on health care, education, jobs, the environment and all of the issues affecting our children and families.

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