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Westfield's Annual Awareness Expo

The 21st Annual Awareness Expo is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Edison Intermediate School, 800 Rahway Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The Awareness Expo, presented by the Westfield PTC Special Education Committee, is a symposium designed for parents and educators to explore issues that concern them most about children. The event is open to the public and free of charge. 

For the past 20 years, the Awareness Expo has showcased distinguished speakers ranging from highly acclaimed physicians to educators to attorneys who provide insight into a variety of issues that empower parents to help their children.  The goal of the Awareness Expo always has been to educate the community at large about issues that impact our students and their ability to succeed.  The Expo includes something for everyone and promises to be a rewarding and educational way to spend an evening learning about issues that impact school-age children.

The panel for this year’s Expo consists of several distinguished speakers who will discuss the many resources available to parents and educators to help students achieve their maximum potential.  Attendees can choose any two of ten “break out” type sessions starting promptly at 7:30 pm, covering an assortment of child-related topics.   ALL programs have been approved for 1.5 Professional Development Hours.   This year’s Expo will include the following topics and speakers of interest:

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ADHD AND YOUR TWEEN/TEEN

Michael Osit, EdD , Nicole L. Liebman, MA, EdS, and Michael D. Zito, PhD.

ADVOCATING FOR AUTISM

Session 1:

Friends Like You, Friends Like Me: Talking to Children About Autism

Session 2:

Safety 1st: Safeguarding your Child at Home, in School, & Elsewhere

Adrienne Robertiello, Autism Educator at Children’s Specialized Hospital

 

UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION IN YOUTH

Allan Blau, EdD, LCSW and Jerry Barone, LCSW

IDENTIFYING & TREATING ANXIETY DISORDER IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

Robert Zambrano, PsyD, Treasurer for OCD NJ

 

TECHNOLOGY AND CHILDREN:  ADAPTING TOWARD INDEPENDENCE

Randy Palmer, Special Education & Computer Specialist, The Children's Institute

NAVIGATING INSURANCE AND HEALTHCARE BUREACRACY

Scott Leshin, President and Founder, SJ Personal Healthcare Advocates

ABA BY THE NUMBERS: HOW TO MEASURE YOUR CHILD’S PROGRESS

Adrienne Fitzer, MA, BCBA

CENTRAL AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDER: STRATEGIES IN & OUT OF THE CLASSROOM

Carol Ukstins, Educational Audiologist, MS, CCC-A, FAAA and

Deborah Welling, AuD, CCC/A, FAAA

 

PRACTICAL READING STRATEGIES

Jody Litwin Paul CCC-SLP, M.A. and  Patricia Corcoran, MA (Reading)

 

DECODING PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION RESULTS

Jacquelyn Doran Cunningham, PhD, NCSP

 

The Westfield PTC-Special Education Committee also will award the “Make a Difference Award” to Kathi Wildstein, a true professional, who has dedicated her entire career to serving the needs of special needs students. The “Make a Difference” award is given annually to an individual or group of individuals who display exemplary efforts in support of Special Education. 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION email specialedparents@westfieldnjk12.org  or visit http://westfieldawarenessexpo.blogspot.com/

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