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PPEC Presents “Your Child’s Rights to Special Education”

What should you do if your suspect your child has a disability? What are your rights? Livingston Parents and Professionals for Exceptional Children is proud to host “Your Rights in Special Education”, a presentation by Denise Dimson Rekem Esq. This presentation will provide families with an introduction to their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), §504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act and New Jersey State law. It will also provide an overview of the processes involved in evaluating and advocating for special education and related services.

PPEC has chosen this topic as the opening event for the school year because it will provide such important information to parents. PPEC President Pam Tepper says “This program is a must for all parents of children with special needs, especially those just entering the system”.

Denise Dimson Rekem, is of counsel to the firm Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C. She focuses her practice on the representation of individuals with special needs and their families in the areas of early intervention, special education, transition and adult services, residential placements and guardianships. Ms. Rekem worked for several years at Weil Gotshal & Manges before taking time off to raise her three children, one of whom is diagnosed with AD/HD, another with CAPD and the third with Speech and Language deficits. Her experience advocating for her sons led to her interest in advocacy for children with special educational needs. Ms. Rekem is a Board Member of JESPY House in South Orange, NJ. She also serves as Trustee for Aging with Autism. She is admitted to the New Jersey and New York bars as well as to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She received her JD from New York University School of Law where she was a member of the Review of Law and Social Change journal. She received her BA with distinction from the University of Michigan. She is a frequent lecturer in the community.

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The event will be sponsored by Jaime Lehrhoff, M.A., LDT-C, owner of The Livingston Education Center in Livingston and Sensational Therapies LLC in Short Hills. Both centers serve pre-school children through adults. They pride themselves in having highly qualified teachers and consultants that are specialized in various academic areas. They offer a wide range of services from academic subject tutoring to small group programs for young children. Jamie will speak briefly about the services she provides and additional information will be available about the centers.

The program will take place at the Livingston Public Library on Wednesday October 17 and will begin promptly at 7:00 pm and run until 9:00 pm. The presentation is free but donations to PPEC would be appreciated. Anyone interested in attending can RSVP by sending an email to: PPEC@ppeclivingston.org. PPEC is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. More information about PPEC included a limited time free membership can be found on the PPEC website at www.PPEClivingston.org.

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School senior Jason Scher has been named as TAPinto Livingston’s Athlete of the Week after scoring 14 goals and contributing 15 assists in his last five games—bringing him to a total of 35 points so far this season.

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One Free Class at Cycle Bar Livingston

April 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Get a free ride at Cycle Bar Livingston. Livingston’s premium indoor cycling facility invites the public to sign up for their first ride free.

Click HERE to see the full class schedule.

During this week only, Cycle Bar is also participating in the Livingston Fitness Crawl, offering five days of free classes through Friday.  

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Livingston Fitness Crawl: Five Days of Free Classes at 12 Livingston Businesses

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For five days, no purchase is necessary at the following locations:

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Cloud Canine Grooming Salon & Spa in Little Falls is open for business and owner and pet stylist Melissa DiRoma is offering 25% off a FULL GROOMING SERVICE for all new customers. Call (973) 837-8884 or visit http://cloudcaninesalon.com to schedule your appointment. Mention promo code TAP DOG for discount. 

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Free Wellness Event at The Joint Chiropractic

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Take advantage of all that your local Y has to offer for the whole family!

Personal Training
Group Classes
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Wed, April 25, 10:00 AM

Estelle Finkel Center for Learning, Livingston

Upcoming 2018 Spring SAT and ACT Courses

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Wed, April 25, 7:00 PM

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Abilities Expo 2018 Offers Resources for People With Special Needs

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Police were on the scene and currently investigating the incident. The school initiated a "shelter in place," which means instruction continued as students stayed in their ...

Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

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Don’t Complain; Vote!

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I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.

 

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