Morristown, NJ – The Alliance of Private Special Education Schools in Northern New Jersey announces its 2018 Conference and Resource Fair, “Advocacy in Action”. The event will feature keynote speakers and disability rights advocates, Senator Richard Codey and David Hespe, Esq., former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education, among others. Parents, families, educators and service providers who attend will leave with concrete steps and strategies to help them secure needed services and improve outcomes for students with special needs.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 28th at the College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road in Morristown from 8:00 am -1:00 pm. 

This year, The Alliance is proud to offer this free community event in conjunction with the College of Saint Elizabeth - designed to help and guide the special education community at large. The program includes three panel discussions each focusing on a different aspect of advocacy. Topics include special education, effective transition services, afterschool services, and social and emotional learning supports.

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Throughout the event, attendees can take part in a Resource Fair featuring more than 40 state-approved schools for students with disabilities, community provider groups, college support programs, camp and recreational services, and other supports. The event will conclude with a door prize drawing for a Chromebook and other prizes.

Educators can earn 4 free CEUs by attending.  The event is offered free of charge. Registration is required:

ABOUT: The Alliance of Private Special Education Schools in Northern New Jersey is a member-based organization serving families with special needs students.  Based in Montville, NJ, the Alliance provides important resources and information for parents, educators, professionals and others who are interested in helping students receive the special education services they need. Resources and informative articles on special needs topics can be found at: Families and professionals can also call 973-407-0596

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