SPAN Resource Parent (SRP)
training is an intensive program that teaches volunteers strategies on how to obtain appropriate educational programs and related services for children and youth. Parents and professionals are provided with extensive training and ongoing support to help them understand the dynamics of the systems that serve children with special needs. Individuals who complete the entire training series receive a compilation of useful local, state, and national resources.
The six (6) week training program includes:
- Basic Rights & Resources for Families
- Laws/Regulations & LRE/Inclusion
- IEP & Transition to Adult Life
- Student Supports & Self Determination
- Advocacy & Leadership Skills
- Health Advocacy & Health Manual
Over the past 25 years, SPAN has trained over
SPAN Resource Parents (SRPs)
to assist NJ parents of children with disabilities and special health needs in understanding their rights and responsibilities under federal and state laws.
Currently, there are
prepared to provide support to NJ families on issues or concerns they may have about their children’s education and development.