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

Sep
16
Wed
Webinar: Special Education Rights of Students with Disabilities @ Online
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This webinar will describe the stages of the special education process, including the identification and evaluation process; the setting of goals and objectives; determination of related services; identification of an appropriate placement; Extended School Year (ESY) services; and quality ABA services. The discussion will also offer strategies for effective collaboration with local school districts and ways for parents to more successfully participate as equal members of the IEP team.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Sep
22
Tue
Webinar: “The Benefits and Values of Inclusive Education” @ Online
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education, Inc, will discuss the following topics during this webinar presentation:

  • The history of the disability movement up to the present and current research regarding the benefit of inclusive education for all students (with and without disabilities).
  • The best ways to include students with disabilities in the general education classroom and one child’s journey to inclusion and the benefits from that choice.
  • Participants will also review tools for working thru IEP team conflict such as solution circles.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Sep
30
Wed
Webinar: Family Crisis Response @ Online
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This workshop is intended for relatives of adults with mental health and/or behavioral challenges. The presenter will overview strategies to better understand crisis situations and respond to keep everyone safe. The presenter will also identify resources including the effective use of emergency services.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Oct
7
Wed
Private IEP Review Clinic @ Family Support Center of NJ
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each school year brings new questions and concerns in regards to your child’s Individualized Education Plan and sometimes you need the advice of a professional. Attorney Hillary Freeman, from Freeman Law Offices, LLC will offer her personal and professional expertise in special education law, while providing families a FREE 20 minute private IEP review session.

An individual session will be scheduled between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. based on availability. Please make sure to bring your most recent IEP, evaluations, and a list of questions that you may have regarding your child’s educational plan.

Registration is REQUIRED. Participation is limited. Please contact the Family Support Center of NJ at 800-372-6510 to reserve your individual appointment.

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Oct
14
Wed
Private IEP Review Clinic @ The Family Resource Network
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each school year brings new questions and concerns in regards to your child’s Individualized Education Plan and sometimes you need the advice of a professional. Attorney Hillary Freeman, from Freeman Law Offices, LLC will offer her personal and professional expertise in special education law, while providing families a FREE 20 minute private IEP review session.

An individual session will be scheduled between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. based on availability. Please make sure to bring your most recent IEP, evaluations, and a list of questions that you may have regarding your child’s educational plan.

Registration is REQUIRED. Participation is limited. Please contact the Family Support Center of NJ at 800-372-6510 to reserve your individual appointment.

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Oct
23
Fri
Webinar: Transition Services @ Online
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This webinar will describe the nuts and bolts of transition planning for students between the ages 14 to 21, and will provide an overview of important considerations for every family. Issues will include curriculum considerations, community-based instruction, and preparation for adult life – college, jobs or day supports, and the transfer of decision-making authority at the age of 18.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Oct
29
Thu
Webinar: Using Person Centered Approaches in Transition Planning @ Online
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presenter Michael Steinbruck will provide attendees with an overview of person centered planning along with information on where plan facilitation training can be found. Strategies to assist in gathering person centered information specific to a student’s interests and support needs will also be shared. This will include a discussion on how information can be used to impact transition goals in the IEP.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Nov
18
Wed
Webinar: Understanding Guardianship & Other Surrogate Decision Making Options @ Online
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This program will describe what guardianship is, why it is important, and what the guardianship process entails from start to finish. This program will also touch on other surrogate decision making options and alternatives.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Dec
10
Thu
Webinar: Current Trends and Creative Options for Housing @ Online
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This program will describe innovative housing models, including non-traditional housing alternatives, pooled housing resources, and other emerging innovations to help fund residential services.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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