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SPAN Awardee In NJDOL First CARE Grant

August 4, 2022 SPAN is pleased to announce that we will be funded by the NJ Department of Labor to provide information and support to New Jersey families around our state’s paid leave options: Family Leave Insurance, Earned Sick Leave, Temporary Disability Insurance...

Olmstead: Where Are We 23 Years Later?

On June 22, 1999, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Olmstead v. L.C. that held unjustified segregation of persons with disabilities constitutes discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities...

Two Anniversaries Celebrate Immigrant Children

The SPAN Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) is pleased to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the US Supreme Court decision in Plyler v. Doe, which held that all children, regardless of immigration status, have a constitutional right to a free public education from...

SPAN Statement Condemning Recent Mass Shootings and Domestic Hate

May 19, 2022 As an organization founded in social and racial justice, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network is sickened and saddened by the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, Dallas, Texas, and Orange County, California. The tragic loss of life in each of these...

SPAN Signs on to Police-Free Mental Health Letter

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.

Lauren Agoratus, M.A. Named One of 50 Advocate Heroes by EP Magazine

JUNE 2020 SPAN is proud to announce that Lauren Agoratus, M.A. has earned the prestigious honor of being named one of “50 for 50” by EP Magazine in their Golden Anniversary issue, as one of 50 Advocate Heroes. As the magazine states, “EP is proud to honor 50 Advocate...