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Families, Youth and Professionals to Benefit from New SPAN Funding Awards

SPAN Parent Advisory Network of Newark, NJ is pleased to announce that it has received new or renewal funding from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services and the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration to provide information, training, and support to families, infants, toddlers, children, youth, and young adults with disabilities; as well as support to professional partners providing early intervention, special education, and transition to adult life services to these groups.

SPAN’s Deepa Srinivasavaradan Receives Merle McPherson Award from the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network congratulates Deepa Srinivasavaradan, the CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Ambassador to NJ, for being nominated and selected as the recipient of the 2020 Merle McPherson Award for “exemplary contributions to further family/professional collaboration within state Title V programs and the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP).” Ms. Srinivasavaradan directs SPAN’s NJ’s Early Childhood Initiatives project, which celebrates children’s development and improves early identification. The goal of the project is to get children and families the services and support they need by addressing the needs of parents, parents-to-be, infants, and young children; and focusing on parent leadership development.

The New Jersey Deaf Mentor Program @ Kidz Village

The New Jersey Deaf Mentor Program @ Kidz Village

The New Jersey Deaf Mentor Program’s Kick-Off Event took place on Saturday, June 8th at Kidz Village in Woodbridge. Families with a Deaf or hard of hearing child attended the event to meet New Jersey’s Deaf Mentors. The Event provided the families the...

Diana Autin’s comments in NJ Spotlight, May 28, 2019

Read SPAN Executive Co-Director Diana Autin’s comments in the May 28, 2019 NJ Spotlight article: “Feds Order NJ to Come up with Better Way to Resolve Special-Ed Disputes” “The state has admitted this is a problem for a long time, and there have been...