Education

Press Releases

Applications Open for Annual Scholarships Offered by Alliance of Private Special Education Schools

078082d4b4ea664c563c_best_f55b4593a340bf5cfc04_alliancelogob.jpg
078082d4b4ea664c563c_best_f55b4593a340bf5cfc04_alliancelogob.jpg

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of Northern New Jersey, a group of more than 30 state-approved private special education schools in northern and central New Jersey, has opened scholarship applications for graduating high school students with disabilities.

The scholarships are designed to empower, recognize and reward graduates with special needs. Students with a disability graduating from any public school in northern New Jersey may apply for the Connections for the Future Scholarship. Up to $1,000 in funds are provided to support opportunities after high school including continuing education and training, independence, and community integration.

 “Each year, when the Scholarship Committee reviews these applications, we are inspired by their aspirations and ambition,” said Diane Somers, who leads the Alliance scholarship committee.  “I’m honored to be part of this important part of our work,” she added.

Sign Up for E-News

To learn more about and apply for the scholarships, go to the Alliance’s website at http://specialeducationalliancenj.org. Application deadline for the scholarships is March 30, 2018.   

The winners will be presented with the scholarships on April 28th at the Alliance’s Annual Spring Conference happening at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown.  The conference is free of charge and open to all community members who are interested in learning more about advocacy for students and young adults with disabilities.

ABOUT: The Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of Northern New Jersey is a member- based non-profit organization comprised of state-approved private schools for students with disabilities. Based in Montville, NJ, the Alliance provides important resources, advocacy assistance, and information for parents, educators, professionals, and others who are interested in helping students receive the special education services he or she needs. The website features a unique “school finder” tool to help visitors locate an appropriate school program.  Resources and informative articles on special education topics can be found at: specialeducationalliancenj.org. Families and professionals can also call for information at 973-407-0596. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

East Orange/Orange

Adults Step Up and Speak Out to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse

April 18, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange YMCA is marking National Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action, April 16-20. Leading up to Healthy Kids Day, a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids, Five Days of Action raises awareness on how adults can step up and speak out to prevent child sexual abuse.

“By encouraging adults to step up and speak out, ...

Essex County Announces Partnership with Nine Local Charitable Organizations

April 16, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County will participating in nine special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the Arthritis Foundation, the Saint Barnabas Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and ...

Keeping it Professional in Person and Online

When you want to attract quality clients, it’s imperative to be consistent in the way you deal with people -whether it’s in person or online. You need to use professional words, have a professional attitude, and act in a professional manner.

Social Media

It can be hard to remember, but even when you’re on your personal Facebook page, something you say there can end up ...

How to Get Potential Clients to Feel Confident About Your Ability

For people to contract with you, they need to have confidence in you. They need to know that you’re going to do what you say you’ll do. But, how can they know this before you work with them? There are plenty of signs that they’ll look at to determine if you’re trustworthy.

* Do What You Say You Will – Whether it’s in a group, one-on-one, or otherwise, ...

Likability is Key to Attracting Clients

Likability is a quality that you need to have to get people to know you and trust you. If you want the full trifecta of like, know, and trust, then it all starts with being someone that people like. You really can learn to be more likable and it's all to do with your demeanor. But, being likable starts from within. If you care about and find value in others, it’s going to show through ...

April is National Stress Awareness Month

April 14, 2018

National Stress Awareness Month-April 2018

Stress is a topic that people often joke about.  However, it is not a matter to be taken lightly. Stress is unfortunately one of the most common mental health issues and stress factors increasingly affect the well-being of American’s and others world-wide. According a study by the American Psychological Association, despite stress levels ...