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Celebrate 30 Years with Us!

Please JOIN US on Saturday, March 24, 2018 and be a part of this exciting event to commemorate SPAN’s founding, our accomplishments, and our bright future.  The celebration will be held at the Pines Manor on Rt. 27 in Edison with the Cocktail Reception from 6:00 to 7:00 pm and the Awards Dinner & Dancing from 7:00 to 11:00 pm.

Just 30 years ago, a group of parents came together around a kitchen table to start an organization that would help families of children with disabilities become advocates for better lives for children in NJ -- the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network(SPAN). In the following years, SPAN would grow from a small organization with two programs and a handful of staff to an organization with over 20 state and national projects and 60 staff representing the diversity of our state and nation.

Please help us celebrate SPAN’s 30th birthday and the hundreds of thousands of families we have helped navigate education, health, human services, child welfare, juvenile justice, and other systems to get the services their children need to thrive!

We are also soliciting sponsors for the celebration.  For tickets and sponsorship information or to make a donation, go to:

Debra A. Jennings & Diana MTK Autin, Esq. | SPAN Executive Co-Directors