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Event Series: Conversation of Your Life

Teaneck

Event Series: Conversation of Your Life

Is there ever a good time to talk about serious illness and medical crises? Or, what kind of care you’d want through the end of your life? Yes. And that time is now.  

It's More Than D.N.A. It's A Society Thing

New Milford

It's More Than D.N.A. It's A Society Thing

This free educational opportunity will allow the participants to experience firsthand testimonials of adolescents who have addressed their issues in a safe and therapeutic setting and have achieved a sense of acceptance and self-worth throughout their journey.    

Irritable Kids: What the Research Teaches Us

Irritable Kids: What the Research Teaches Us

Join the webinar and learn about Severe Irritability and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation (DMDD) in Children & Youth with Kenneth Towbin, M.D., Chief of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Emotion and Development Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health.

Sage Day Princeton Open House & Resource Fair

Hamilton

Sage Day Princeton Open House & Resource Fair

Join us for a school tour run by one of our Sage students who will show you our new state of the art facility. You will have the opportunity to meet the Sage Day Princeton team and enjoy information and resources from organizations we have partnered with as part of our resource fair.

Just for Girls: Mom and Daughter Workshop

Paramus

Just for Girls: Mom and Daughter Workshop

Moms and daughters ages 9 to 12 years old are invited to a free evening together. Enjoy a light dinner, hear about the changes that take place in the female body and create a craft project together.

Managing Disruptive and Challenging Behaviors

Managing Disruptive and Challenging Behaviors

At times, parenting can be a very stressful experience when faced with child and adolescent behavior problems. Effectively managing disruptive and challenging behaviors requires a shift in how we look at behavioral difficulties. This webinar will discuss a positive parenting approach using a behavioral perspective and provide practical, evidence-based interventions to reduce behavioral problems and intervene when they occur.

MFSC Job Fair

Little Ferry

MFSC Job Fair

Looking for a job or know someone that is? Meet with local businesses that are looking for candidates like you!

Free Webinar: Including Siblings in Future Planning

Free Webinar: Including Siblings in Future Planning

The role of a sibling in the life of a person with an intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) is as complex as it is meaningful and often outlasts the parent-child relationship. It is important to communicate with siblings when starting to plan for the future needs of a child with I/DD. This webinar will explore what to think about when planning for the future and how to include and engage siblings in that discussion.

Essential Components of the IEP

Elmwood Park

Essential Components of the IEP

Workshop Participants will:

  • Better understand the IEP document and the parent’s role in the development of the IEP
  •  Be able to identify the essential components of an IEP
  •  Be able to read and understand an IEP document
  •  Be able to effectively participate in IEP meetings

 

Transition to Adult Services

Transition to Adult Services

Attendees will learn about government programs for adults with disabilities that begin at age 18, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), and Medicaid. The attorney will also discuss securing services after age 21 when the entitlement to special education ends, including day and residential services available through the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), and programs offered through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS).

What to Do (And Not Do) When Children Are Anxious

What to Do (And Not Do) When Children Are Anxious

Caregivers play a vital role in helping a child manage anxiety. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say and do when a child is anxious. This webinar will offer the practical strategies to help caregivers and children break the cycle of anxiety.

Bergen County Care Fair

Hasbrouck Heights

Bergen County Care Fair

A one stop source to help all Bergen residents cut through the health care and social service system maze, learn about their options, and connect with the right providers and services. A fair for seniors, children, veterans, the disabled, special needs, mental health, chronic disease and all income levels.

Attendance is FREE.   Event is 12 PM to 5 PM.  Click here to register.  REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED FOR FAIR ATTENDANCE, BUT IS ENCOURAGED TO BETTER ASSIST YOU IN FINDING THE INFORMATION AND CONNECTIONS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.

Hidden In Plain Sight

Washington

Hidden In Plain Sight

An interactive evening highlighting the recreation of teenagers bedroom in which various drug paraphernalia or "stash items" are hidden.

WEBINAR: Actively Managing Stress, Anxiety & Frustration

WEBINAR: Actively Managing Stress, Anxiety & Frustration

The stress of parenting can be overwhelming. Attempts to get rid of stress seem to only work temporarily. Often, the strategies used to get rid of stress may become a problem themselves. In order to deal effectively with the stress of parenting, parents may benefit from learning how to reconnect with the parent they wish to be while noticing how their behavior moves them toward or away from who they care about most

Join Us! The Fantastic Journey - A Global Tour  of Bergen's Promise!

Hackensack

Join Us! The Fantastic Journey - A Global Tour of Bergen's Promise!

You are invited to embark on The Fantastic Journey – A Global Tour of Bergen's Promise! Your Passport is ready!  In celebration of our 15th anniversary - come meet our team, learn about all that our agency and the Children's System of Care has to offer!  MARK YOUR CALENDAR your trip departs April 26 flights leave continuously between 2:30 PM and 6 PM.  Light refreshments will be served on your flight.

Autism-Friendly Performance of Charlotte's Webb at Paper Mill Playhouse

Millburn

Autism-Friendly Performance of Charlotte's Webb at Paper Mill Playhouse

Based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte explores true meaning of friendship. Autism-Friendly Performances are designed and intended for families with children who have autism or other developmental disabilities. This program is designed and planned in cooperation with Paper Mill Autism Advisory Team.

 

Autism New Jersey Transition Conference

Iselin

Autism New Jersey Transition Conference

Back by popular demand, Autism New Jersey is proud to once again offer a conference tailored specifically to the concerns of families with children from 10 to 25 years of age.

Autism and Anxiety: Strategies and Interventions

Autism and Anxiety: Strategies and Interventions

Individuals with ASD often suffer from fears, phobias, rumination and ritualistic behaviors. Behavior therapy and behavioral rehearsal have been shown to help individuals reduce the interference of anxiety. During this webinar participants will learn how to identify the essential features of the various anxiety disorders and the essential components of effective treatments among individuals with autism.spectrum disorders.

Mental Health: A Family Affair

Englewood

Mental Health: A Family Affair

Featured Presentation: Remembering T.J. In 2010, 16-year-old T.J. Sefcik, a varsity athlete and honor student, died by suicide. His parents, Wendy and Steve, and his brother Matt, share T.J.’s story of living with depression, a common illness among teens.

Free Abilities Expo

Edison

Free Abilities Expo

Abilities Expo is about bringing necessary products and services together under one roof for the community of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, and healthcare professionals. It's about introducing opportunities that can enrich your life ...especially ones that you never knew were out there. 

Family Promise Hike or Bike!

Ridgewood

Family Promise Hike or Bike!

Join us on Sunday, May 7th as we Hike or Bike to support Family Promise of Bergen County. Choose your route - 3 mile hike or bike OR 15 mile bike. We begin and end at Van Neste Square in Ridgewood. Fun for everyone with food, music, games, prizes, giveaways and more! 

From Self Contained to General Ed: Planning for Successful Inclusion

From Self Contained to General Ed: Planning for Successful Inclusion

Including students from a self-contained classroom into a general education, classroom requires careful planning and collaboration among all members of the student's educational program. This webinar will address how educators' skills, objectivity, confidence, and knowledge can impact students' success. Concrete, evidence-based strategies will be provided to help participants plan effectively, utilize differentiated instruction, incorporate peer modeling, and maximize their resources to foster successful inclusion.

Strengthening Families 2-Day Facilitator Training

Toms River

Strengthening Families 2-Day Facilitator Training

The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a nationally and internationally recognized based model parenting program.  SFP is an evidence-based family skills training program found to significantly reduce problem behaviors, delinquency and alcohol and drug abuse in children, and to improve social competencies and school performance.  Program materials are an extra fee and can be purchased at discount from the program developer.  Completion of the training certifies participant to deliver the 14 week program. 

The Importance of Proper Estate Planning

The Importance of Proper Estate Planning

In this workshop, parents will learn the importance of estate planning and how a special needs trust is critical to safeguarding their child's benefits. This program also includes how to use insurance and other tools to fund Special Needs Trusts.

WEBINAR: Social Skills Success: Building Skills and Fostering Friendships

WEBINAR: Social Skills Success: Building Skills and Fostering Friendships

Many children and adolescents have deficits in their social skills abilities, causing them significant difficulty navigating the tasks of everyday life across environments (including school, home, and community). Social skills deficits are not diagnosis specific and following best practices involves using intensive and systematic interventions in order to help those affected. This webinar will discuss the importance of skill building and developing friendships, including evidenced based practices for social skills training.

Summer Beach Party for Teens and Adults with Special Needs

Fair Lawn

Summer Beach Party for Teens and Adults with Special Needs

(For more information, email [email protected] or Call Morrissa Schiffman at 201-654-5988)
There is a $5.00 cover charge which includes snacks and refreshments.