Basic Rights in Special Education – Ocean County Statewide Parent Advocacy Network

Please share with other parents / caregivers / guardians that SPAN has a Basic Rights in Special Education Training on Monday March 11th
Must Register !!

CLICK on to register.

Basic Rights in Special Education

Monday March 11, 2013
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ocean County Library, 10 E Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ

Presented by Michele Tyler   SPAN trainer

FRA Workshop – Making the Transition to High School


Thursday, March 21, 2013
7:30-9 pm at FRA

Please join me and a panel of very knowledgeable moms of students with Down syndrome who are currently in or recently out of high school.
You are guaranteed to leave the meeting with many good ideas, and with a very positive feeling about how high school can prepare your child for the future. We will focus not only on curriculum, but also on life skills and social opportunities.

We will also take a look at job community based job opportunities and more!

Come with your questions!

RSVP to Sue Levine at, or at 732-747-5310 ext 117.

Family Support Center of New Jersey Training Opportunities For April And May 2013

The Family Support Center of New Jersey and Family Resource Network are excited to host training opportunities for students, families, and professionals who support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These trainings are provided in collaboration with system partners to offer the most current and accurate information during the transition years into adult life.

Please follow the links below to register. We encourage you to distribute the attached flyers to any family or professional that may benefit. Thank you in advance for your support in sharing this information.

Career Planning and Readiness Conference

Hosted by The Family Resource Network in collaboration with the NJ Chamber of Commerce Foundation and NJ Department of Education Office of Special Education

Date & Time: April 11th, 2013; 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Who should attend: Education and Supported Employment Professionals, Young Adults with Disabilities and Family Members

Location: Mercer County Community College; 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550

Participants at the conference will receive an introduction and FREE trial to
This is a teaching tool which simulates a company website that provides opportunities to complete job applications and take pre-employment tests and surveys. It is a critical aspect of employment as businesses move more and more of their hiring processes to online applications.

Supported Employment Provider Marketplace:
Supported Employment Providers have been invited to set up resource tables, share information and answer participant questions.

Please copy and paste the link below and proceed with payment to register for the conference. Registration includes the cost of breakfast, lunch and conference materials. Registration is free to young adults with disabilities, and scholarships are available to family members. Please complete a separate registration form for each person attending. Space is limited. Registration deadline: March 25th.

Pathways to Adult Life

The Department of Education and The Family Support Center of NJ invites you to a transition education and information session!

Pathways to Adult-Life is a training developed specifically for professionals and parents who are working with high school-age students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and will require adult services upon exiting the school system. This training is developed in collaboration with the Division of Developmental Disabilities, Department of Children and Families, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the Office of Special Education. The content of the training will provide specific information regarding the timing of referral, eligibility determination process and the range of service options available through the state agencies for students upon graduation.

This one-day training session is being offered to professionals and parents. Each session can only accommodate 50 people. Participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Each session will start at 9:30 am and conclude by 2:30 pm. There is a $15.00 fee that includes lunch and training materials. Education professionals are encouraged to identify parents that would benefit from the training.

Follow the link below to register or call the Family Support Center of NJ (800) 372-6510 for additional information. Space is limited. Registration is required:

Dates & Locations:
Monday, April 29, 2013 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Learning Resource Center – Central
200 River View Plaza, 1st Floor, Trenton, NJ 08611

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Learning Resource Center – North Satellite
104 The American Road – Bldg. 100, Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Friday, May 17, 2013 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Learning Resource Center – South
South Jersey Technology Park, Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center – Suite 200 (2nd floor)
107 Gilbreth Parkway, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
For GPS purposes enter: 700 Mullica Hill Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062