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Community Events

Tue, May 3, 2022 3:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

NJTSS-ER Family and Community Engagement Roundtable Series

The focus of this session will be about providing data-driven intervention to students. There'll be tips, strategies and opportunities for networking. 


Wed, May 4, 2022 6:00 - 7:00 PM EDT

Basic Rights in Special Education 

Parents begin to identify dreams and goals for their children, understand laws and learn advocacy strategies that will help them help their children reach those goals.


Mon, May 9, 2022 7:00 - 8:30 PM EDT

Starting and Running an Effective SEPAG - in English and Spanish

This workshop is designed to provide best practices, tips and strategies to start and run an effective SEPAGS or other parent groups. (Flyer attached.)


Wed, May 11, 2022 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Education and Health Care Rights in the Child Protection System

Join this workshop to learn about the Child Protection System, parental rights related to special education and health care resources


Wed, May 11, 2022 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

IEP III: Student-Led IEPs: A Path to Success

When students are involved in their IEP meetings they engage in self determination and can practice different decision-making methods in a safe environment. 


Thus, May 12 - June 30, 2022 10:00 - 11:30 AM EDT - Trainings happen every Thursday for 8 weeks

SPAN Resource Parent (SRP) Virtual Training 

Attendees, both parents and professionals, are provided with extensive training and ongoing support to help them understand the dynamics of the systems that serve children with disabilities and special health care needs. Learn more about the program here:


Tue, May 17, 2022 7:00 - 8: 00 PM EDT

Assistive Technology for Literacy

This webinar will introduce a variety of assistive technology supports for K-12 students who struggle with literacy. 


Wed, May 18, 2022 6:30 - 8:00 PM EDT

SPAN Empowering Women Gathering May 18, 2022

Monthly candid conversations for women to enhance self-care, stress management and overall well-being. This month's meeting will include a presentation to address Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence, Risk Factors


Fri, May 20, 2022 8:45 AM - 3:45 PM EDT

Life in High School and Beyond Virtual Conference May 20th, 2022

Thinking about the future during high school? Start planning by middle school and/or high school and continue to plan in adulthood!



Mon, May 23, 2022 7:00 - 8:30 PM EDT 

Wed, May 25, 2022 10:00 - 11:30 AM EDT

Special Education Parent Leadership Roundtable 

Two sessions to choose from, both in English and Spanish.

ALL are invited to join us for our quarterly roundtable where we will welcome State Senator Vin Gopal and SPAN Policy Director Peg Kinsell. Learn about what it is to be a policymaker and about ways parent groups can influence the policies that affect children with disabilities. Please fill out this form to submit questions ahead of time. (Flyer attached.)



Tue, May 24, 2022 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Paperwork for Families: Getting Organized

Overwhelmed by papers from your child's educational records? This workshop will help you understand what to keep, what to get rid of and how to stay organized.  


Tue, May 24, 2022 6:30 - 7:30 PM EDT

Using PBIS in Schools

PBIS = Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. This workshop provides an overview of educational strategies that help students learn alternate behaviors that can lead to long-term change. 


Wed, May 25, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT

Health Advocacy Helping NJ Families Access Health Coverage and Services

This workshop will provide information about the various insurance models - who is eligible, what is covered and how to apply. 


Wed, May 25, 2022 6:30 - 7:30 PM EDT

IEP Part II: From Measurable Goals to Progress 

This workshop provides strategies to create IEPs with measurable annual goals and objectives along with required information about progress. 


Tue, May 31, 2022 6:30 - 7:30 PM EDT

Look to the Future: Transition from School to Adult Life

This workshop will provide information on transition planning that will assist in increasing successful outcomes for life after high school. 


***SAVE THE DATE***  May 31 - June 1 2022 - a two-night event

Parent Involvement in Special Education: Overview of Rights In English and Spanish. Eventbrite registration will open soon; a notification will be sent out when it does.

Parents will begin to identify dreams and goals for their children, gain knowledge of the special education process and learn advocacy strategies in this two night event.

Posted 4/29/22