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SPAN Web-based resources for families

You can find a document that provides links to key resources of interest to families regarding early intervention, special education (including parental rights, the evaluation and IEP process, transition to adult life, and dispute resolution mechanisms), health and healthcare (including mental health and health for children with special needs), and other resources available on the SPAN website at http://www.spanadvocacy.org/content/resources-span-website-ei-special-ed....

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SPAN Supports Immigrant Children and Families!

SPAN strongly supports ensuring the safety and protection and well-being of our state and nation's immigrants, whether or not they are documented.  We welcome all NJ families to our events and acttivities and services, regardless of race, ethnicity, language, disability, religion, marital status, age, and./or immigrant status.  We support all New Jersey communities becoming Sanctuary Cities!  And as members of  the NJ Alliance for Immigrant Justice (http://www.njimmigrantjustice.org/), we work to ensure access to services, support family unity, and develop policies and strategies that provide

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New Resource: Family Guide to Transition Services in NJ

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SPAN is pleased to provide you with this Family Guide to Transition Services in New Jersey. By providing one cohesive document on the transition process, services, and supports, we hope to make the journey easier for everyone. Transition can be a complicated time—this guide can answer your questions and can make transition a successful period for families and youth/young adults with disabilities.  

http://www.spanadvocacy.org/content/family-guide-to-transition-services-in-nj#overlay-context=search/node/family%2520guide%2520to%2520transition

Campaign for Presidential Youth Council

The movement to increase the voice of young people in federal policy got a significant boost today with the announcement of a congressional bill to create a Presidential Youth Council. Rep. John B. Larson (D-Conn.) announced that he plans to re-introduce a House resolution (H.J.Res 115) to create the council, which would advise the president on the perspectives of young people, offer suggestions on how to make federally-funded youth policies more effective and make recommendations on long-term national issues. Its members would be ages 16 to 24.

"The perspectives of our youth should be an

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