Events

March 11th, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute for the next webinar in our Special Education Webinar Series, Preparing for Postsecondary Programs.

For additional information and to register, click here.

March 18th, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This presentation will talk about what Support Coordination is, where to find appropriate resources about the topic, and how to get connected to an agency. This is an online event. After you register, you will receive the link to join the meeting a few days before the event.

For additional information and to register, click here.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As New Jersey’s Division of Developmental Disabilities continues to transition to the fee-for-service system and 2021 graduates approach the end of the school year, families will be asked to choose a support coordinator. Your support coordinator is a critical part of you and your family member’s ability to successfully access and maintain services.

The graduating class of 2021 will need to identify a support coordinator before services can begin after graduation. Join us for a virtual “Meet the Support Coordination Agencies” event to meet the agencies currently serving Essex County to make the best choice for you and your family.

See below for additional information and to register.

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March 24th, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you know someone looking for a fun and exciting summer job? Camp Hope is hiring! Join us for a virtual Camp Hope employment information session next Wednesday, March 24th to learn about open positions, what to expect, and participate in on-the-spot interviews. To register, contact Melissa Falletti-McCarthy at mmccarthy@arcessex.org.

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Alicia's Law legislation was passed in 2008 and allows students in high school special education to participate with his/her class in the graduation ceremony and to receive a certificate of attendance even though their school requires instruction beyond four years.

For additional information and to register, click here.

March 25th, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This webinar will give an overview of Community Based Instruction (CBI), discuss the benefits of CBI for students with disabilities, and share talking points for IEP planning as it relates to CBI.

Our presenters for this webinar will be Nikkilee Pedersen and Lisa Corliss. Nikkilee and Lisa are both Training and Consultation Specialists for the Community-Based Instruction Project at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. They provide training and technical assistance regarding best practices in the implementation, management, and sustainability of CBI.

For additional information and to register, click here.

March 30th, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Navigating through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process can seem overwhelming, but that's where The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute can help. We are offering FREE Virtual IEP reviews for families who have questions or concerns about their child's plan. Families will have an opportunity to speak with an attorney from Hinkle, Prior, & Fischer to review their child's IEP, ask questions, and discuss any concerns they may have about their school district. This is an online event. After you register, you will receive the link to join the meeting a few days before the event.
 
Space is limited and registration is REQUIRED to attend. Families will receive a free 30-minute virtual IEP review. Contact Kristina Tosti at (609) 896-4200 to reserve your time slot.