Calendar

Apr
1
Wed
Webinar: Building Your Communication Muscles @ Online
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The crucial piece of job search and performance is the ability to relate to people. Many people lack the knowledge and experience of soft skills necessary to do this successfully. Traditional employment support programs for people with disabilities start with finding employers who have job openings, the outside. Once the job is found, these programs concentrate on teaching task performance. Wireless Work starts with the person who has the disability, assisting them in finding out who they are, who they know, how to enhance existing relationships and create new ones in an effort to conduct their own job search. Once the job is found, Wireless Work teaches participants how to develop successful professional relationships with co-workers and supervisors and how to set up peer networks to troubleshoot issues and improve performance. Often, it is not what you know but who you know that spells the difference between success and failure in both job search and job retention arenas. This webinar will allow parents to see how Wireless Work “Building Your Communication Muscles” can help with the development of these important soft skills.

 

Apr
14
Tue
Webinar: Anxiety and Autism @ Online
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Anxiety is very common in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and it can often create many challenges. Fortunately, there are effective treatments. This webinar will be a discussion of how anxiety is related to ASD symptoms, how it can present as a comorbidity, and treatments that are available.

 

FRN Marketplace & Job Fair – Union County @ Children's Specialized Hospital
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Visit the FRN Marketplace to experience the programs and services FRN has to offer children and adults with developmental disabilities.

  • Interactive sessions with program staff
  • Guide to children services (DCF) and adult services (DDD)
  • Light refreshments
  • Door prizes and giveaways

Apr
16
Thu
Life Line for the Journey – Atlantic @ Atlantic County Library - Galloway Branch
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Who should attend?
Parents, caregivers and interested professionals seeking to gain information, resources and tools for navigating the special education systems for children from birth to age 14.

Workshop learning objectives include:

  • Identify appropriate supports and services
  • Activities to practice effective communication and advocacy skills.
  • Goal setting strategies.
  • Gain an understanding of Person Centered Thinking.
  • Exploring what the next step might be to help your child and family.
Apr
21
Tue
Current Issues in Disability Law: What Parents Need to Know NOW @ Kingsway Learning Center
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

hfp-logo-4c-4in-200ppiThe Family Support Center of New Jersey brings families of teens with disabilities a unique opportunity not only to LEARN about important aspects of transition from school to adult life, but also to share WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW NOW to help ensure that their sons and daughters are on track to receive the services and supports needed.

LEARN:
This workshop will provide families an opportunity to attend a presentation by highly respected and knowledgeable attorneys from Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, Attorneys at Law who will address topics such as:

  • Pressure Points in Special Education- Maximizing Services
  • Accessing Adult Services – DDD, Medicaid and Fee for Services
  • Planning for the Future – Guardianship and Financial Considerations

TAKE ACTION:
During this presentation participants will have an opportunity for a private 1:1 consultation with an attorney from Hinkle, Fingles & Prior. There are a limited number of 20-minute sessions that can be scheduled. Requests for appointments will be made upon registration for the workshop.

To register for this free workshop and to request your private consultation please click below or call 800-372-6510. The first 18 requests for an individual consultation will be honored for each session.

Apr
23
Thu
Webinar: Setting a Goal to Find a Job @ Online
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

It’s a tough job market out there! Like everyone else, people with autism, Asperger’s, and all unique ways of being; need to define individual strengths, needs, and setting goals and objectives to help plan their route to succeed. This webinar discusses “where to begin” which hopefully will provide the road map to get you there.

 

What Individuals/Families Need To Know About Support Coordination @ Mercer High School - Special Services School District
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Caregivers of New Jersey: What Individuals/Families Need To Know About Support Coordination

This interactive presentation will provide direction to individuals and their families in choosing Caregivers of New Jersey as their support coordination agency to help facilitate a smooth transition to adult life. In addition, this presentation will elaborate on the support coordination process.

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Apr
27
Mon
Webinar: Autism-Related Wandering, Keeping Our Kids Safe @ Online
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Incidents of missing children and wandering-related deaths are being reported in the news with frightening frequency. In the last three years, more than 50 individuals with autism have tragically lost their lives due to wandering. Data shows that 49% of children with autism have wandered from adult supervision. Families cite wandering as the most stressful behavior they face. This presentation will provide in-depth information on the issue of wandering, strategies for prevention & response, and resources that caregivers can begin using right now to keep their loved ones safe. Wendy Fournier is a founding board member and President of the National Autism Association. The organization has been instrumental in bringing federal attention to the issue of autism-related wandering. In 2010, Wendy and NAA Co-Founder Lori McIlwain were invited to present on the wandering/elopement issue before the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee at NIH, where they outlined the need for data collection, medical diagnostic coding, and federal health agency involvement. In addition to bringing awareness to the issue, NAA has developed extensive resources for the community including the AWAARE website and the Big Red Safety Box program.

 

Apr
28
Tue
Transition Matters Overview – Bergen @ Norman A. Bleshman Regional Day School
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Transition Matters Overview Workshop 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.

Apr
29
Wed
Webinar: Introducing the Diagnosis and Nurturing Self-Knowledge @ Online
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Introducing your child to his or her diagnosis is a significant landmark along the journey of self-awareness and self-knowledge. Although it is not an isolated event, and only one part of the journey, planning the moment of “telling my child” can cause anxiety for parents. Catherine Faherty will walk you through the details, while keeping in mind the long-range importance of self-knowledge and how to nurture it for years to come. Catherine Faherty is an Autism Specialist, Mentor, Advocate and Ally, Author. She is one of the few professionals worldwide certified by Carol Gray to teach Social Stories™ workshops, and is a TEACCH Certified Advanced Consultant. Website: catherinefaherty.com