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Parents Empowered! Insider Strategies for Advocacy and Systems Change

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College of Saint Elizabeth

2 Convent Rd.

Morristown, NJ 07960-6989

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Here is an event you will not want to miss! And it is FREE.


PARENTS EMPOWERED: Insider Strategies for Advocacy and Systems Change


CONFERENCE & RESOURCE FAIR

Presented by

The Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of North Jersey

in conjunction with

The College of Saint Elizabeth

and co-hosted by Regional Family Support Planning Council #1


This half-day program is designed to give parents of children and teens with disabilities, and the dedicated educators who work with them, the tools they need to be informed, engaged, and empowered! Educators earn 4 FREE CEUs.

  • Learn how to talk so decision makers listen to you.
  • Learn from "insiders" about effective advocacy strategies.
  • Secure the services your son or daughter needs today.
  • Collaborate for system change.


DATE: Saturday, April 6, 2019

TIME: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

LOCATION: College of Saint Elizabeth • Annunciation Center • 2 Convent Rd. • Morristown, NJ


Conference Program (more speakers to come)

8:30 AM – Registration, Continental Breakfast & Resource Fair

Meet staff and leaders from more than 50 vendors, including state-approved schools for students with disabilities, community provider groups, college support programs, camp and recreational services, and other supports.


9:15 AM – Welcome & Keynote

  • Dr. Viviana Litovsky, Board Member, The Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of North Jersey
  • Gabrielle Bohon, Vice Chair, Statewide Family Support Planning Council; Vice Chair, Region 1 Family Support Planning Council
  • Dr. Joseph Ciccone, Director of Education Programs, The College of Saint Elizabeth
  • Assemblywoman, Mila Jasey "Advocacy Tips for Parents: How to Talk So Decision-makers Listen"


9:50 AM - Presentation of Scholarships


10:00 AM – Insider Tips: Special Education & Family Support Advocacy

  • Melissa Powers, Esq., Hinkle, Fingles, Prior & Fischer- special needs attorney and former special education teacher
  • Anfal Muhammad Jenkins, parent - Chairperson of Newark Special Education Parent Advisory Group
  • Rebekah Novemsky, Coordinator of Family Support Services, New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities


11:00 AM – Resource Fair


11:30 AM – Insider Tips: Transition and Adult Services Advocacy

  • Elizabeth Shea, Esq., former Assistant Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Paul Aronsohn, Director, Office of the Ombudsman for Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families
  • Andrew Meltzer, Esq., Attorney with Sussan, Greenwald & Wesler


12:30 PM - Resource Fair


12:45 PM – Raffle Drawing - Win a Free Chromebook and other door prizes!


Would you like to be a vendor at our RESOURCE FAIR? Click here to register

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2 Convent Rd.

Morristown, NJ 07960-6989

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