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Apr 12, 2024

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Ocean County Library Hosts Program On
Basic Rights In Special Education

TOMS RIVER, NJ–The Ocean County Library Lacey branch (10 E. Lacey Rd, Forked River) is partnering with the Statewide Parents Advocacy Network (SPAN) New Jersey to host a program on basic rights in special education 2 p.m., Saturday, March 2.

This program provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities as parents of children with special needs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

The goal of the program is to help parents begin to identify educational goals for their children, understand laws and learn advocacy strategies that will help their children reach those goals. The intended audience of the program is parents of classified children and children who may not yet be classified.

This program is free and open to the public. To register, call the library at 609-693-8566 or visit the library’s website

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network  is an independent 501(c)3 organization committed to empowering families as advocates and partners in improving education and health outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth.  SPAN is a “one stop” for New Jersey families.  SPAN is New Jersey’s  Parent Training and Information Center; Family to Family Health Information Center; Family Voices State Affiliate Organization; Parent to Parent USA affiliate; and a chapter of the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.