Workshops & Trainings

SPAN offers workshops for parents, professionals, and practitioners. These sessions offer information and resources combined with hands-on activities so you can:

  • Develop new skills and apply this new knowledge in real life situations
  • Increase your knowledge of your rights regarding your child’s educational or health needs
  • Connect with other parents who understand what you are experiencing

Live & Archived Trainings

Workshops & Webinars

We offer in-person workshops on a variety of topics in education, special education, health care, mental health, youth self-advocacy, and more. Take a look at upcoming events and sign up for one today:

Can’t make it to an in-person training session? No problem! SPAN makes its archived trainings available for your round-the-clock learning convenience:

  • Check out our Workshop Presentations with accompanying slides and resource materials
  • Browse our Video & Webinar Archive and learn about special and general education, health advocacy, parent leadership, public policy, and much more

Lunchtime Learning Series

Webinar Wednesdays

Webinar Wednesdays: Join on your desktop, laptop tablet or phone!SPAN presents informational webinars from 12:00 noon–1:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Sessions are presented live at our Newark office, or viewers can join us online. The presentations consist of a 30-minute discussion of a topic followed by a Q&A session. The webinars are FREE and open to everyone.

Other Services

Customized Trainings & Workshops

SPAN is a non-profit agency. Each year we provide a limited number of FREE county-based and regional workshops open to all. We can offer customized workshops and development opportunities for schools, districts, agencies, and community-based agencies on a fee-for-service basis. For details, contact our Director of Parent and Professional Development.

Comprehensive Trainings

SPAN presents several comprehensive training series:

  1. SPAN Resource Parent Training (SRP)
  2. Contact us for more information on these topics:
    • Surrogate Parent Training
    • Parents Engaged In Public Policy
    • Parent Leadership Development

Translation & Interpretation

Most of our English workshops are also offered in Spanish. As well, we can provide workshops in other languages upon request. Sign Language interpretation can also be made available. Please let us know your translation and interpretation needs.

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