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Lunchtime Learning
Webinar Series

Developing Independence:
Supported Decision-Making, Part 1:
“Supporting Youth/Young Adults to
Make their Own Decisions”

September 24, 2019
12:00 - 1:00

Questions contact:
Dawn Monaco,
Atlantic County Special Education Parent Leadership Roundtable

At a round table there is no dispute about place. Proverb     
Come to the table and meet with families, school professionals, and community members!  

This roundtable meeting encourages learning, sharing of information, resources, and effective strategies to enhance skills and knowledge of parents, school professionals and system partners to work together to improve programs and outcomes for children with disabilities.   

Atlantic County Roundtable
Date:  Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time:  6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location:  Inland Family Success Center,
3050 Spruce Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

The SRP Program is an intensive training program designed to educate volunteers to assist parents of children with disabilities and special health needs in understanding their rights and responsibilities under federal and state laws.

The C.O.V.E.
Community Outreach Center
312 Pacific Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Oct. 1, 8 , 15, 22, 29, Nov. 12

For questions or information contact:
Dawn Monaco

Story-Time Boot Camp
November 7th, 8th, or 9th
NJEA Teacher convention weekend is a time for teachers to sharpen their skills and stay current in their subject areas. Well, guess what? As our children’s’ first teachers, we as parents need to sharpen our skills, too! This child-friendly, interactive workshop will give you the chance to stay up to date on ways to build vocabulary and reading skills at home. You are invited to bring your children to this half-day workshop, where together you will:
  • Practice reading together in a way that honors your child’s age and stage
  • Learn ways to make your time together even more enjoyable
  • Learn to make shared reading time a two-way conversation
  • Create crafts and play games that build vocabulary and print awareness

For more information contact: Debbie /201.873.6473

November 7th, 8th, or 9th, 10am-1pm
Register here:

Partners in Education:
Mini Conference
  • Does your child have an IEP?
  • Do you have questions about your child’s education?
  • Does your youth need to build their self-advocacy skills?
  • Do you understand how to navigate the different Adult Services systems?
  • Are you familiar with Supported Decision-Making?

This free conference will provide information to both youth/young adults and their parents on education rights, developing the Transition Plan, the importance of self-advocacy and supported decision-making, adult services and more. Join us to learn strategies that will help your family prepare for the future.

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: 8:30 - 12:30

For more information and to Register: Dawn Monaco,
Special Education
Parent Leadership Roundtables
Some parents always seem to know all the answers. They know who to contact, what questions to ask, and where to go for information about special education. Wouldn’t you like to know what they know?
Well, you can if you talk to them!

Salem County
When: Tuesday, September 24 th 2019 @ 6:30pm
Where: Resources for Independent Living,
183 N Broadway, Pennsville, NJ 08070
  Register Here :

Gloucester County
When: Thursday, September 26 th 2019 @ 6:30pm
Where: Pitman United Methodist Church,
758 N Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071
  Register Here :

(Click on flyer to download)
Let's Read Together!
Tips to make story time fun and frequent!
Second Date Added !!
Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
12 Noon-1 PM
•What can you do to help your child become an enthusiastic reader?
•What do you do if reading with your child turns bedtime into a battle? 
•Do you wish your active child could be calmer and more focused when reading together?
  • How to build comprehension, vocabulary, and phonics skills
  • When is really the best time to read together
  • Why “shared reading” can make story time more fun
And so much more…

To register online:

To register by phone or for more information: 
Contact Debbie: 201-873-6473

(Click on flyer to download)
Whole Life App
WholeLife NJ: Eat, Play, Parent is your perfect healthy living, one stop shop app! The app presents resources for healthy meals, active living, important health topics and parenting tips and tools on one user-friendly platform. With the assistance and expertise of the regional school health agencies: EmpowerSomerset, AtlantiCare, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network, and the CFPC School Health Specialist Team ensures that the WholeLife NJ app is updated weekly, providing users with access to the most current and useful information right at their fingertips.
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