SPAN has signed on to the following letter from the Center for Law and Social Policy issued on July 16, to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
SPAN applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for its 7-2 shut down of yet another partisan attack on the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare).
SPAN would like to applaud Congress for introducing the Keeping All Students Safe Act (KASSA) which would make it illegal for any school receiving federal funds to seclude a child or use dangerous restraint practices that restrict breathing, such as prone or supine restraint.
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.