Training & Events

The Family Support Center of NJ training department conducts interactive sessions intended to assist families of children with developmental disabilities targeting different age ranges in order to address unique needs. For professionals, trainings are provided across various disability specific areas of interest, including; education, employment and other professional development areas. Within each of the training sessions, attendees are exposed to appropriate advocacy strategies and are encouraged to develop a person centered approach towards planning and services.

Click on each training to view its description, dates and locations.


Upcoming Trainings

Dec
3
Wed
Life Line for the Journey – Mercer @ Mercer County Library - Lawrenceville Branch
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Family Support Center of New Jersey proudly presents a free education and information session promoting the leadership role of parents/guardians in the lives of their children.

Dec
4
Thu
Current Issues in Disability Law: What Parents Need to Know NOW @ The Children's Institute
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Family Support Center of New Jersey brings families of children, teens and young adults with disabilities a unique opportunity to LEARN about important aspects of disability law, and to TAKE ACTION to help ensure that their sons and daughters are on track to receive the effective, appropriate services and supports they need.

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LEARN:
This unique 3-hour workshop will provide families an opportunity to hear from three highly respected and knowledgeable attorneys from Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, Attorneys at Law as they discuss:

  • Pressure Points in Special Education – Maximizing Services & Avoiding Common Pitfalls
  • Accessing Adult Services – DDD, Medicaid & Fee for Services
  • Planning for the Future – Guardianship & Financial Considerations

During this presentation, parents who have registered will have an opportunity for a private 1:1 consultation with an attorney from Hinkle, Fingles & Prior. There are a limited number of these private 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, click here or call 800-372-6510. The first 18 requests for an individual consultation will be honored for each session.

Dec
10
Wed
Current Issues in Disability Law: What Parents Need to Know NOW @ Brick Presbyterian Church - Family Life Center
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Family Support Center of New Jersey brings families of children, teens and young adults with disabilities a unique opportunity to LEARN about important aspects of disability law, and to TAKE ACTION to help ensure that their sons and daughters are on track to receive the effective, appropriate services and supports they need.

View flyer

LEARN:
This unique 3-hour workshop will provide families an opportunity to hear from three highly respected and knowledgeable attorneys from Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, Attorneys at Law as they discuss:

  • Pressure Points in Special Education – Maximizing Services & Avoiding Common Pitfalls
  • Accessing Adult Services – DDD, Medicaid & Fee for Services
  • Planning for the Future – Guardianship & Financial Considerations

During this presentation, parents who have registered will have an opportunity for a private 1:1 consultation with an attorney from Hinkle, Fingles & Prior. There are a limited number of these private 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, click here or call 800-372-6510. The first 18 requests for an individual consultation will be honored for each session.

Dec
11
Thu
Webinar: The Impact of Family Dynamics on Child Behavior @ Online
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The presence of challenging behavior in a child is often a difficult situation for not only parents, but all members of a family involved. Challenging behavior can range in severity from in strange ritualistic tendencies to severe self-injury and aggression, but may be equally challenging for members of a family. With many forms of challenging behavior, the environment and interactions with the child are so important, fostering progress or encouraging the continuance of the problems currently at hand. Fortunately, rigorous study of behavior has yielded techniques for determining the appropriate methods to counteract challenging behavior, as well as principles of the child’s environment relating directly to family dynamics.

These principles will help with the following issues:

  • Why the child is exhibiting challenging behavior
  • Responses of extended family to problem behavior
  • “Spoiling” the child
  • Differences in the child’s behavior around other family members
  • Methods for changing the “rules”
  • Sibling relationships