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            "Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress.  
                           Working together is success."  Henry Ford





                SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENTS RESOURCES

Welcome to our information section.  The Parent Advisory Group for Exceptional Students  (PAGES) is up and running.  We have provided many resources for parents in the area.  Updates are made frequently to our home page.  Just go to the District tab and click on the Child Study Team button.  The Parent Resource Page is also available to you from this tab. 

OCEAN COUNTY FAMILY SUPPORT ORGANIZATION
PARENTS EMPOWERING PARENTS 1
2ND AND 4TH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH- 6:30 TO 8:30 P.M.
REGISTRATION IS APPRECIATED 609- 693-4121 X 10
OCEAN ACADEMY, 160 ATLANTIC CITY BLVD., BAYVILLE, NJ

PARENTS EMPOWERING PARENTS 3
2ND WEDNESDAY MONTHLY- 6:30 TO 8:30 P.M.
OCEAN PARTNERSHIP, 1610 RTE. 88, 3RD FLOOR, BRICK, N. J.
FREE DINNER AND CHILDCARE - 609-693-4121 x 10

NEW GRANDPARENTS GROUP
4TH TUESDAY MONTHLY 10:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.
OCFSO OFFICE, 34 MANCHESTER AVE. SUITE 202, FORKED RIVER, NJ
PLEASE REGISTER 609-693-4121 X 10

INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLAN (IEP) CLINIC
3rd Wednesday monthly from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
OCFSO Office, 34 Manchester Ave., Suite 202, Forked River, N. J.
Registration Required - coffee/tea and light snack - no childcare
609-693-4121 x 10


Mom2Mom
" MOM 2 MOM " - UMDNJ's New 24-hour Helpline for Parents With Special Needs Children!  



The Stafford Little League will once again be running a Co-ed Challenger baseball / t-ball team.  We would appreciate it if you pass the information to the CST and appropriate students.  The league is designed for any boy or girl grades K-6 that could not play regular little league or softball due to their physical or mental disability.    Sign-up for the league will be Saturday, April 14th  12:30 at the baseball complex snack stand located on Doc Crammer Road.    Registration will be $25 dollars.    Practice/Games will be every Sunday at 10:00am starting Sunday June 3rd and ending Sunday July 29th.   The team will also play a game under the lights at Blue Claws stadium Friday, June 22nd.   If any parents need additional info they can contact me directly 609-597-5573 or jdipietro@srsd.net.    

             OCEAN COUNTY FAMILY SUPPORT IS PLEASED TO ANNOUCE OUR NEW

              STATEWIDE PARENT ADVOCACY NETWORK (SPAN) FAMILY RSOURCE SPECIALIST

Donna Milanowycz will be starting at our offices at 35 Manchester Avenue, Suite 202, Forked River on Wednesday, March 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be in our office every Wednesday. Feel free to contact her at 609-693-4121 X19 to set up an appointment or ask any questions.

For further information, please contact Janet Simmons,                                                          Community Outreach Coordinator at 609-693-4121 X16.

OCEAN COUNTY FAMILY SUPPORT IS PLEASED TO ANNOUCE OUR NEW

STATEWIDE PARENT ADVOCACY NETWORK (SPAN) FAMILY RSOURCE SPECIALIST

Donna Milanowycz will be starting at our offices at 35 Manchester Avenue, Suite 202, Forked River on Wednesday, March 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be in our office every Wednesday. Feel free to contact her at 609-693-4121 X19 to set up an appointment or ask any questions.

For further information, please contact Janet Simmons, Community Outreach

Coordinator at 609-693-4121 X16.

UMDNJ Launches 24-Hour Helpline for Moms (or Dads) of Children with Special Needs

"Mom 2 Mom" is a 24-hour helpline for mothers of children with special needs that was recently launched by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The women who serve as peer counselors when answering calls have their own children with special needs.

Mothers with special needs children are at-risk for depression and related disorders (Reuters, 4/18/2008). Studies show parents of special needs children have significantly higher divorce rates than those with typically developing children. Medical illness, financial stressors, faith based issues, and employment struggles often accompany the challenges of being a primary caregiver of a special needs child.

When you become a mother it is often a miraculous experience in your life. When your child is identified as having special needs, it is potentially the most devastating experience of your life. As the primary caregiver, mothers try to "fix" everything for their child. Some challenges cannot be fixed, but rather adapted to. The "MOM 2 MOM" Peer Support Helpline Program answers the need.

An abundance of resources for children with special needs have been established with a focus on advocacy, education, and financial support for those loved ones. The missing link, however, has been the recognition for the needed services for the primary caregiver's mental health and wellness, specifically a service for mothers.

By dialing 1-877-914-MOM2 (1-877-914-6662), a mother or father of a child with special needs will receive the following services:

Mom 2 Mom Peer Support- M2M Peer Supporters will be available to provide telephone peer support to callers in need. Moms of special needs children trained in peer counseling and crisis support will offer peer support, explain resources, and explore your needs. Mom 2 Mom peer support is also available through our website for a live chat experience.

Mom 2 Mom Clinical Assessment - M2M Clinicians will be on the helpline as part of the team of clinical professionals available to do telephonic assessment and gauge the depression, anxiety, and family and marital issues, and so forth, that may be impacting your life.

Mom 2 Mom Network- A M2M database of specially trained service providers will be available for referrals for your mental health needs.

MOM 2 MOM Support Groups- Within your communities, Mom Peer Supporters will be available every month for Mom 2 Mom support groups.


WORKSHOPS FOR STAFF & PARENTS

The Long Beach Island School District has joined the Regional Professional Development Academy.  Our membership provides access to the workshops for our staff and parents.
These workshops are free for our Long Beach Island staff and parents.  Please check out the offerings at:  www.lehsd.k12.nj.us/rpda/welcome.html
To attend a workshop you must pre-register on line. 

 

 

Scouting for Children w/Special Needs
Cub Scouts - Grades 1 - 5
Boy Scouts - Ages 10 to 18
Venturing - boys & girls ages 14 to 21
Contact:  Wayne Holmes whomes@jerseyshore-bsa.org
or Todd Lamison tlamison@jerseyshore-bsa.org
Toms River Clayton Service Center, Toms River, NJ
Citta Scout Reservation, Barnegat, NJ





A Monthly Training Activity For Parents  

 FREE Workshops!!!  Spanish Translation Available Upon Request  


Find out about resources and services and special education rules and regulations that could help you to more effectively navigate the education process for your child. 

Audience: Parents of children with special needs, especially preschool-age children.

All workshops will be held at the

 Whitehouse Family Success Center
100 Linden Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701       
       Registration Deadline: one week prior to workshop
For additional information:
start@spannj.org 
973-642-8100 ext. 123
 

 


              Parent Training Modules on Promoting Children's Social and Emotional Skills
               from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
 

                           Sent from Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) of NJ
These modules provide information for families on how to promote children's social and emotional skills, understand their problem behavior, and use positive approaches to help them learn appropriate behavior. They are designed to give parents general information on key strategies that may be used with all children. Also available in Spanish.

Link: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/csefel/parent.html

 




              

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