Don't miss out on these upcoming events!

 What can YOU do to jump start your
S pecial E ducation P arent A dvisory G roup?

Through activities and conversations you will learn strategies to: share with your group or
help you and your district start a group.

Thursday, September 26th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Manasquan Public Library: 55 Broad St, Manasquan

For more information contact:
Stefanie Babits at or
Michele Tyler at
Northwest Special Education Parent Leadership Roundtable
Attention Parent Leaders of Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties!

Come to the table and meet with parent leaders and other interested community members. The new school year is the perfect time to press the reset button on your Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG). Join your fellow parent leaders for a conversation on how to start a SEPAG or other parent advisory groups, engage parents, foster collaborative relationships with your district, and help improve the outcomes for ALL students. Through conversation, we will review how we can provide supports and strategies you can take back to your district groups to help give it the reboot that it needs. Our goal is to make this the best year for your groups!

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location: Jefferson Township Library
1031 Weldon Rd, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438 

Questions? Contact Monique Dujue Wilson, Parent Group Specialist
Phone: (201) 932-6585 
Atlantic and Cumberland Counties Special Education Parent Leadership Roundtables

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.       

Cumberland County Roundtable
Date:  Monday, September 23, 2019
Time : 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location:  Fairfield Township School District,
375 Gouldtown Woodruff Road, Bridgeton, NJ 08302

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

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

An important part of becoming an independent adult is being able to make decisions.
This webinar will discuss steps that will help build skills and answer some important questions:

What does it mean to be a supporter?
How does Supported Decision-Making differ from guardianship?
When can we begin skill development?

September 24, 2019
12:00 - 1:00

SPAN Resource Parent (SRP)
Make a Difference!

The SRP Program is an intensive six-week 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.

October 1 - Nov. 12
10:00 - 2:00

The C.O.V.E.
Community Outreach Center
312 Pacific Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07304

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

Salem County Roundtable
Some parents always seem to know all of 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?
Join us for this parent leadership roundtable. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with other parent leaders, school professionals and community members to share information, resources, tips and strategies to build skills and knowledge. Parents, professionals and system partners can work together to improve programs and outcomes for children with disabilities.

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

For more information contact Debbie:

(click on the flyer to download)
footer image

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network | 1-800-654-7726 |