• Special Education Parent Advisory Committee Parents of students with special needs are encouraged to participate in a group to share ideas, provide input and foster a relationship of collaboration and open communication with the district Department of Special Services. Meetings and workshops are subject to change - please visit our webpage to ensure up-to-date meeting dates/times/locations. Meetings will be moderated by the Director of Special Services and/or the Supervisor of Special Education.
     

    2018-2019 Meeting Dates

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – 1:00 pm

    2nd Floor of the Clausen Administrative Complex in the large conference room

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    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – 7:00 pm

    GLHS Media Center

    Preparing for the Empty Nest: Promoting Independence & Coping Strategies for Parents

    Frank Greenagel, MPAP, LCSW, LCADC, ICADC, CASAC, ACSW, CJC, CCS

    Steve Siebelts, LSW, GLHS School Social Worker/Transition Coordinator

    Frank Greenagel is a clinical social worker who is licensed in NJ, NY, and PA. Frank is an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work. He is also an instructor at the Center of Alcohol Studies. He writes a blog at greenagel.com. He conducts trainings and delivers keynotes both nationally and internationally. Steve Siebelts provides counseling, transition coordination and case management to adolescents with disabilities, ages thirteen through twenty-one.  Steve is also a clinician at an outpatient program in New Brunswick, specializing in family therapy and multi-family therapy for clients with mental health and substance abuse issues.

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    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – 1:00 pm

    2nd Floor of the Clausen Administrative Complex in the large conference room

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    Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – 7:00 pm

    GLHS Media Center

    Guardianship & Supported Decision-Making: Just the Basics

    CHOICES Consortium

    Jerisa Chiumbu-Maseko, The Arc of NJ, Planning for Adult Life

    Alison Goodrich, Community Access Unlimited
    Hosted by Steve Siebelts, GLHS School Social Worker

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    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – 1:00 pm

    2nd Floor of the Clausen Administrative Complex in the large conference room

     

    New members are welcome and encouraged to attend!

    These meetings/workshops are subject to change. Please check the Special Services website for an accurate, up-to-date list of SEPAC meeting dates. Additional workshops and parent training opportunities will be posted as they are shared with us from surrounding districts and the Morris-Union Jointure Commission.