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Dear SPAN Website Users: We try to make our website as accessible as possible for parents and others with special accessibility needs.  Please let us know if you have any difficulty accessing our website information and resources and we will do our best to accommodate you!  Reach out to us at  Thanks, and happy browsing through our website!


Review the information below to find out more about the various learning opportunities SPAN offers:

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events - view a Calendar of New Jersey Events for families and professionals interested in the well-being of infants, toddlers, children, youth/young adults and their families.


SPAN offers workshops for parents, professionals and practitioners.  These sessions offer information and resources combined with hands-on activities so you can:  Develop new skills and apply this new knowledge in real life situations;  Increase your knowledge of your rights regarding your child’s educational or health needs;  and connect with other parents who “understand” what you are experiencing.  There are dozens of topics in education, special education, health care, mental health, youth self-advocacy and more. Take a look - sign up for a workshop today!   

Click here for a listing of workshop topics and related materials.

Click here for the latest schedule of workshops & sign up today!

Click here to download the Workshop Offerings Fall/Winter 2017

Webinar Wednesdays

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 Lunchtime Learning Series                                          

SPAN is launching a new series of informational webinars that will be held from 12:00 noon-1:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month starting January 2018. 

Sessions are presented live at our Newark office or you can join online. The presentation will consist of a 30-minute overview of one SPAN Fact Sheet followed by a Q & A session.  The webinars are FREE and open to everyone. Click here to register for one or all of the sessions! 


Round the Clock Learning

Couldn't make the live training session?  No Problem. Click here to access presentations around the clock....

Also check out our archives of mp3 recordings and electronic documents.   You'll find you can learn about special and general education, health advocacy, parent leadership, public policy and much more –

whenever it’s convenient for you!

Comprehensive Training Series

SPAN presents several comprehensive training series:

SRP – SPAN Resource Parent Training - click here for more details!

Surrogate Parent Training  |  Parents Engaged In Public Policy  |  Parent Leadership Development - contact us for more information.

Customized Trainings & Workshops

SPAN is a non-profit agency. Each year, we provide a limited number of FREE county-based and regional workshops open to all.  We can offer customized workshops and development opportunities for schools, districts, agencies and community-based agencies on a fee-for-service basis.  For details, contact our Director of Parent and Professional Development.

TRANSLATION & INTERPRETATION:  We offer most workshops in Spanish, as well as English.  We can also provide workshops in other language upon request.  Sign Language interpretation can also be made available. Please let us know your translation & interpretation needs.