LIVINGSTON, NJ — Community members are invited to participate in a first-of-its-kind live event on the “Livingston Education!” Facebook page Wednesday, where a panel of experts will lead a discussion on timely issues surrounding special education beginning at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to fielding live questions from viewers, who will be able to submit them through the Facebook comment box, the panelists will also touch on the following topics:

  • What to do if you think your child needs special services
  • What you need to know about Individualized Educational Plans (IEP) and 504 plans
  • How special education is working during COVID-19
  • How to best prepare for remote child study team meetings this year
  • What to do if the IEP is not being followed

Panelists will include Pam Tepper, educator and president of PPEC Special Services; Lou Loprete, retired school psychologist/case manager; and Andrea Wasserman, learning consultant at Newark Public Schools.

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Resident Andrew Miller, who will serve as moderator for the event, explained that special education has been a popular topic of conversation on the Livingston Education! page. According to Miller, the goal of this event is to “deliver knowledge to Livingston parents that they can turn into action to benefit their children.”

“In the Liv Ed group, we aim to deliver engaging content on topics that our members want to hear about,” said Mike Ramer, founder and administrator of Livingston Education! on Facebook. “When Andrew brought up the idea of a live Special Education panel, I said, ‘Let’s do it.’ Join us for this special event, ask questions in the live stream, and get real time answers from peer experts.”

Only members of the Livingston Education! Facebook group will be able to participate in this event. CLICK HERE to join the group, learn more about these topics, or submit questions ahead of Wednesday's webinar.