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Find your region’s Parent Group Specialist below

SPAN’s Parent Group Specialists (PGSs) provide information, resources, and training related to the following components:

    1. Inclusion of students with disabilities,
    2. Improving literacy achievement for all students,
    3. Informing parents and professionals about the New Jersey Tiered System of Supports (NJTSS) framework, and
    4. Developing parent groups, including Special Education Parent Advisory Groups (SEPAGs).

PGSs guide parent and district leaders in building their knowledge, skills, and confidence to develop collaborative family-school partnerships to optimize successful outcomes for all students. PGSs do not provide legal advice or representation. 

The START-EPSD Project is a collaboration between the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Special Education (NJOSE), and SPAN Parent Advocacy Network. Funded by IDEA Part B funds.