Resources and Events:
June 9th, 2022 3:30 PM A Mental Health Survival Guide: Preparing Students & Parents for Summer Break
As June begins, students and teachers alike are typically counting the days until summer break as they head toward a much-needed period of rest and renewal. At the same time, mental health problems call for a greater level of vigilance and planning as educators dismiss their students for the summer. In this webinar, participants will gain an increased understanding of how to develop both individual safety plans and checklists to share with students and their parents to ensure a safe summer and return to the 2022-2023 school year. Register today!
June 25th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Spring Carnival for Children with Special Needs
The Drumthwacket Foundation is delighted once again to host its Spring Carnival for Children with Special Needs on Saturday, June 25th. The family-fun, free event is held at Drumthwacket, the official residence of NJ Governors, in Princeton, NJ. Please distribute the attached flyer to students and their families who may wish to attend. Registration fills quickly!
SPAN JUNE EVENTS and WORKSHOPS
The START EPSD Project is pleased to present the following resources and events from the SPAN Parent Advocacy Network.
Monthly Resource Highlight:
We’ve recently added a Facebook Page: START Engaging Parents of Students with Disabilities. Be sure to LIKE and FOLLOW the page for up-to-date information on workshops and events. Speaking of social media, The START Team has been sharing "Tuesday's Tips" and "Thursday's Thoughts" on Facebook and Twitter Join the conversation as we discuss effective parent groups, family engagement, literacy strategies, NJTSS, inclusive education, and much more! #start-epsd.
Wed, June 1, 8, 15, 29, 2022 3:30 - 4:00 PM EDT (multiple dates)
The SPAN Youth Chat (Ages 13 - 26)
A community of youth supporting youth. Session begins with information sharing followed by group conversations related to the week's topic.
Wed, June 8, 2022 6:00 - 7:00 PM EDT
This workshop provides participants with a review of the essential components of an Individualized Education Program. As a result of this workshop, participants will better understand the IEP and the parent's role in the development of it.
Thu, June 9, 2022 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT
The focus of this session will be discuss ways to keep families engaged in summer learning and to avoid the “summer slide” (See flyer attached.)
Thu, June 16, 2022 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM EDT
Empowering Women Summit will address tips on how women and their families grieve, let go, and continue to be resilient.
Thu, June 22, 2022 6:30 - 8:00 PM EDT
This session will focus on prioritizing self-care. During it, attendees will learn strategies to learn how to take care of their mind and body and how it improves relationships with others.
June 29 - August 16, 2022 Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM EDT
La Red de Defensa de los Padres de SPAN empodera a las familias, los profesionales y las comunidades interesadas en la salud, el bienestar y la educación de los niños. (See flyer attached.)
Past Events Recordings and Resources:
Fathers' Autism Support Group:
- For more information, please reference the Father Autism Support Group Flyer
Recording from 2/25/21 Visual Schedule Presentation/ Webinar
January 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM:
Effective School Solutions (ESS) Workshop - Supporting Stress, Excessive Worry and Mental Health during COVID-19 (for parents and caregivers)
- Recorded Presentation 1-12-2021
- SUPPORTING STRESS, EXCESSIVE WORRY AND MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID-19 Participants Guide
January 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM:
Effective School Solutions (ESS) 1/20/2021 at 7:00 PM - Supporting Stress, Excessive Worry and Mental Health during COVID-19 (for parents and caregivers - in Spanish)