The New Jersey Department of Education is leading a statewide initiative to assist young adults with disabilities in achieving their career potential and independence as members of their communities. The conferences, entitled Reach Out, Speak Out: Achieving Empowerment, will provide students and their parents with up-to-date information and strategies related to student empowerment, self-advocacy and transition.
Upcoming regional conferences will be held on March 20 at New Jersey City University, Jersey City, on March 21 at Middlesex County College, Edison and on March 23 at Centenary College in Hackettstown. Conferences were already held on March 13 at Burlington County College and on March 16 at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing. Registration and breakfast for each conference is from 8:30 to 9 a.m.; each program runs from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The departments Office of Special Education Programs has been joined this year with college co-sponsors from Atlantic, Burlington, Hudson, Middlesex and Warren counties. Presenters will be students from local school districts.
The conference sessions include the following topics:
For more information, contact the Office of Special Education Programs, 609-633-6833.