Special Education Speaker Series

The Office of Special Education is dedicated to providing you with resources and tools to navigate the special education field. Below is a list of upcoming community workshop focusing on supporting students and families with disabilities.

Topic: "Using Person Centered Approaches in Schools"

Date: February, 19, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: South Plainfield Middle School Library

Presented by: Michael Steinbruck, Rutgers University, The Boggs Center

Summary: The purpose of the project is to explore promising new ways of planning, learn deeply about individual students, the future they envision for themselves, and the individualized supports they will need in high school in order to achieve their post-school goals.
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Topic: Understanding Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders

Date: March 21, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: South Plainfield Middle School Library

Presented by:  The NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome

Summary:
- Understanding the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of TS and associated disorders such as OCD, ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, mood disorders, and depression.

- Recognition of the ways TS and associated disorders affect academic performance and peer social interactions.

- Learn a wide range of strategies and accommodations for the student with TS and associated disorders that can have a positive impact on their academic success.
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Topic: "Understanding the IEP Process"

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Presented by: Andrew Brandon, Director of Special Services
Joanne Ryan, Supervisor of Special Services
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Topic: Applied Behavior Analysis

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Presented by:  Nyssa Schlem, Behavior Specialist

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