Events

December 15th, 2020

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This is an online event. After you have registered, you will receive a link to join a few days before the event.
 
The mission of College Steps is to provide supplemental support for students living with social, communication and learning disabilities. The primary goal of College Steps is to support the unique needs of students while preparing them for meaningful careers and increased autonomy after college. College Steps students are supported with a framework of supports in four core content areas: Academic Enrichment, Social Integration, Living and Independence, and Pre-Employment Skills. College Steps supports high school transition students, age 16-21 years and college students ages 18-26.

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December 16th, 2020

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The transition planning process includes evaluating the student’s skills, abilities, strengths, challenges, and preferences to envision their life after leaving school. Planning involves setting goals for the student to strive toward and identifying the need for supports. Carrying out a transition plan can begin and should be a part of the student’s Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). Students and families must be actively involved in the transition planning process as early as possible and keep it moving forward. This presentation discusses the importance of planning, the steps necessary to plan, and provides hands-on tools to put a plan in place. The Arc of New Jersey is happy to present this event completely in Spanish.

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December 17th, 2020

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join The Arc of New Jersey in this one hour webinar as guest speaker Joseph Zesski, Program Manager of Northeast Americans with Disability Act Center presents "The Americans with Disabilities Act, Disability Rights and the Legal System: An Introduction for Advocates."

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January 6th, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Arc of New Jersey is pleased to present a free webinar,  Up-to-Date Information on the COVID-19 Vaccine, for families and staff at agencies serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) on Wednesday, January 6th at 2 pm.
 
The webinar speaker is Leone Murphy, APN, the Chair of The Arc of New Jersey's Mainstreaming Medical Care Program.  Attendees will learn valuable information about the COVID vaccines that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Attendees will also learn the importance of recognizing the typically mild side effects of the vaccine (e.g., headache, muscle soreness or low-grade fever), and how to manage them. 
 
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January 7th, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The PCAST project provides training and long-term assistance in schools that introduces a more collaborative and person-centered approach to planning and supports. It provides specific thinking skills and tools that are built around a highly collaborative process. One that values and respects all participants. In this overview presentation, participants will learn in a casual and comfortable online environment about these approaches and efforts have been in practice in New Jersey schools over the past decade.

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January 11th, 2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Arc of New Jersey is delighted to present a free webinar on COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals with I/DD with speaker David Adinaro, MD, M.Eng, FACEP, the New Jersey Department of Health Deputy Commissioner for Public Health Services since June 2020. David has had a long and distinguished medical career, including serving as the Chief of Emergency Medicine and Vice President/Chief Medical Officer at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Paterson. During this webinar, Dr. Adinaro will explain New Jersey's plans for COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their caregivers. He will be able to provide important information, including an anticipated timeframe of when and where the COVID-19 vaccine will be available.

For additional information and to register, click here.