NJCDD People and Families Magazine Article Features ASAH Member School NJEDDA

The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities recently featured ASAH Member School North Jersey Elks Developmental Disabilities Agency (NJEDDA) in a recent People and Families Magazine cover article about transition from Early Intervention Services to Preschool for children with disabilities. The article describes the challenges families face as they move from the EI system, which is regulated under Part C […]

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NJDOE and New Jersey Advocates Settle Federal Law Suit

Advocate groups in New Jersey have entered into a settlement agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) in a seven-year-old law suit intended to help ensure that children with disabilities are educated in the “least restrictive environment.” Disability Rights New Jersey, Education Law Center, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network and the Arc of New […]

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Event: Wheelchair Transportation: Keeping Our Students Safe

Wheelchair Transportation: Keeping Our Students Safe What Parents and Professionals Need to Know Hosted by The Children’s Therapy Center Upper School Join us for a one hour presentation entitled “Safe Wheelchair Transportation in Pediatrics,” led by Eli Anselmi, Product and Education Specialist at Convaid. Eli discusses WC-19 compliant wheelchairs/strollers and the need for WTORS (wheelchair […]

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Bill Would Outlaw Superintendents’ “Merit Pay Bonuses” for Reducing Special Education Out-of-District Placements

From Specialedfundingnj.org A bi-partisan measure making its way through the New Jersey Assembly would ban a growing practice that has school boards offering “merit pay” bonuses to school superintendents who reduce out of district special education placements. According to the bill’s sponsor, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, the most important consideration for special education is what’s best […]

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Special Education Task Force Bill Signed By Governor Christie

From Specialedfundingnj.org Bipartisan legislation to establish a task force to improve the funding, delivery and effectiveness of special education programs and services in New Jersey was signed into law earlier this spring by Governor Christie. The legislation was introduced in response to an Asbury Park Press series in 2010 on New Jersey’s special education system. […]

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