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Breakout Sessions

Morning Sessions

8:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast and Registration/Desayuno y Registro
8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome and Opening/Bienvenida y Apertuda
9:15 – 10:15 am Breakout A 1 Be a Change Agent: Youth Leadership Development
Breakout A 2 Making a Difference –  One Leader At a Time
Breakout A 3 – Spanish Marcado la diferencia – Un Líder a la vez
Breakout A 4 – Spanish A Person-Centered Planning Approach to Assistive Technology/Un enfoque de planificación centrado en la persona para la tecnología de asistencia
Breakout A 5 Advocacy 2.0: SEPAGs as Catalysts for More Inclusive School Districts
Breakout A 6 – Spanish Defensoría 2.0: Grupos Consultivos de Padres en Educación Especial (SEPAGs, por sus siglas en inglés) como catalizadores para distritos escolares más inclusivos
Breakout A 7 Finding Help When You Need It
Breakout A 8 Making the Invisible, Visible: Engaging Male Role Models
10:15 – 10:30 am Break/Descanso
10:30 – 11:30 am Panel Presentation /Presentación del Panel State Agency Updates and Leadership Opportunities /Actualizaciones de agencias estatales y oportunidades de liderazgo
11:45 – 1:00 am Lunch and Exhibits/Almuerzo y Exposiciones

Afternoon Sessions

1:00 – 2:00 pm Breakout B 1 Time’s Up:  The Urgent Need to fill the New Jersey State Board of Education’s Expired Seats
Breakout B 2 Assistive Technology and Transition Success
Breakout B 3 Parents as Champions for Healthy Schools
Breakout B 4 Caring for Loved Ones? Understanding Paid Family Leave
Breakout B 5 Empowering Caregivers, Self-Advocates, and Community Members to Participate in  Research
Breakout B 6 Transition from EI to Preschool for Children with Disabilities
Break and Snacks/Desanso y Meriendas
2:15 – 3:30 pm Breakout  C 1 The Importance of the Family’s Role in IEP Development
Breakout C 2 Building a Healthcare Coalition
Breakout C 3 Taking Care of Yourself First
Breakout C 4 – Spanish Cuidarte a ti mismo primero
Breakout C 5 Highlights from the NJ Office of Special Education Preschool Team
Breakout C 6 The Importance of Parent Leadership
3:30 – 4:00 pm Call to Action and Evaluation / Llamado a la acción y evaluación