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2017-2018 SCHEDULE

Monday, October 9th  7:00 – 8:00 pm
Pt Borough Branch Ocean County Library 
88 Beaver Dam Rd. Point Pleasant
- Meet Your SEPAC
- How Can A Parent Group Help You?
- Q & A on IEP's and Placement

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Wednesday, November 15th  7:00 – 8:00 pm
Workforce Development and Transition Services
Presenters:
Alison Carroll, OCVTS Principal Student Services/Special Services, 
Jenn Eztkorn, OCVTS Special Education Counselor
Jessica Vail, MSW, DVRS Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

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Wednesday, December 13th   7:00 – 8:00 pm
Holiday Party and Child Watch
Our gift to you!

 
WATCH FOR OUR 2018 SCHEDULE
January: Guardianship, Taxes, Wills, and Insurance
February: Q & A on Modifications and Accommodations
March: Services and Supports for Families and Students New to Special Education
April: Challenging Behaviors and Functional Behavior Assessment
May: Recognition of a Special Friend to our Students, Elections for 2018-2019

Meetings are Free and Open to the Public - Childcare Provided!


WHAT HAVE WE ACCOMPLISHED?
In addition to providing input into the school district and parent support, the Pt. Pleasant SEPAC has provided numerous classes and workshops for the community.

"Anger Management, Anxiety and Phobias for Special Needs"
"Creative Movement and Dance Therapy"
"The Positive Power of Humor in Parenting"
"Extracurricular Opportunities for Special Needs Kids in Monmouth and Ocean County"
"Financial Steps for Caregivers of Special Needs Children"
"Preparing For the IEP Meeting"
"Benefits of Myofunctional Therapy"
"Transportation Provider Appreciation Event"
"Life After High School - What Are the Options?"
"Challenger Coach Recognition Event"
"Paraprofessional Appreciation Event"
"Supporting Your Child's Social Skills Through Music and Play"
"Meet Your Administrators"
"Social and Behavioral Support For Teenagers"
"Paperwork For Families of Special Needs Kids - Get Organized!"
"Teacher Appreciation Event"

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President - Maureen Martino
Vice President: Mary Craig
Secretary - Regina McAllen
High School Rep - Christine Spada
Memorial Middle School Rep - Laura Burns 
Ocean Road Rep - Katie Carroll
Nellie Bennett Rep - Jen Burgos
Out Of District Rep - John McAllen

Just a reminder - parents, teachers, grandparents and friends are all welcome to attend these free meetings. Refreshments will also be served, and we want the evening to be enjoyable and worth your time. We value your feedback, and are here to help in any way we can.

 The Family Support Center of NJ has some wonderful trainings for parents:  
"Managing Stress, Anxiety and Frustration", "Emotional and Behavioral Challenges", "Best Practices for Paraprofessionals Managing Students", and many more. 
YEAR ROUND
Check out all the special needs programs in our area:














(Elks Pop Warner)












(music, dance, socialization)

Manasquan



(art, exercise, life skills, socialization)

Someone Special Needs You


Fair Haven


Manasquan
 

Bowling, Swimming and Socials for Adults 

Employment,housing, healthcare

Who Should AttendSEPAC Meetings?

 
• Anyone with a child or student in the PPB school district with different learning needs; be they physical, emotional, or behavioral.

• Anyone with a child or student eligible for or receiving services under an IEP or 504 plan.

What are our objectives?

 • To promote a network of parents of children with special needs and provide a forum to share information and discuss matters of concern and interest for children with special needs;

 • To provide direct input on the policies, programs, and practices that impact services and supports for children with disabilities and their families;

 • To increase the involvement of families of children with special needs in making recommendations on special education policy

New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:14-1.2(h) states that:

 
Each board of education shall ensure that a Special Education Parent Advisory Group is in place in the district to provide input to the district on issues concerning students with disabilities.