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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.

Sequester and Special Education Cuts

In a recent article in Stateline, read about how new round of special education cuts are taking hold, prompted by a 5 percent reduction in federal funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), with a state-by-state rundown of the amounts lost.  Marcie Lipsitt, a longtime advocate for children with disabilities and co-chair of the Michigan Alliance for Special Education, states that it means that many schools have eliminated resource rooms where children can go to get help in areas such as math, reading, writing and organizational skills.

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