Upcoming Events

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Department of Special Services

Preschool Lottery:

For more information, please visit the School Programs tab, Integrated Preschool Program.

Parent Advisory Group
Meeting Dates

  • November 29, 2016                9:00 am - 10:00 am RVS
  • February 27, 2017                  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  RVS
  • May 2, 2017                          9:00 am - 10:00 am RVS

Workshop Dates:  6:30 pm – 7:00 pm held at CTMS Media Center unless otherwise noted.

  • January 11, 2017 - Topic to be Determined
  • March 20, 2017 - Transition in Special Education
Progress reports will be available on Parent Portal when report cards are released for those who have signed up to review electronically.

PARCC testing begins the week of April 24, 2017.

Check out these events from the Family Support Organization of Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren Counties:

Look to The Future: Transition from School to Adult Life
Tuesday March 7,  6:30pm - 8:30pm
REACH Beyond Therapy | Little Angels Pre School | 466 Route 12 | Flemington, NJ
This workshop will discuss issues related to transitioning from school to adult life. Activities and discussion to help identify interests and future plans will be included. Strategies for development of appropriate goals for the IEP process will be offered. To RSVP: http://bit.ly/2lhHbLe

Getting Ready for College: Post-Secondary Options for Individuals with Developmental and/or Intellectual Disabilities
Thursday March 9th | 10:00am - Noon
Family Support Organization | 315 W. Washington Avenue | Community Center | Washington, NJ
In this workshop attendees will learn about program options, funding options and financial assistance, why to go to college, the differences between high school and college, how to prepare for college, transition services that are available and how to develop appropriate training goals.
To RSVP: aruiz@fso-hsw.org <mailto:aruiz@fso-hsw.org>

ADHD - It's More than Just Inattention & Hyperactivity
Thursday March 16th | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Centenary College | The Chapel - 2nd Floor | 400 Jefferson Street | Hackettstown, NJ
FSO is proud to present 'ADHD: It's More Than Just Inattention and Hyperactivity' by Dr. Todd Bennett, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor who has extensive knowledge of cognitive behavior therapy and experience working in outpatient, in-home, residential, and acute partial hospitalization settings. In this presentation, participants will gain general knowledge about ADHD, be able to better understand their child's diagnosis, and learn useful tips on how to help their child to make informed decisions.
To RSVP: aruiz@fso-hsw.org

Effectively Dealing with Challenging Behaviors in Youth
Thursday March 21st | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Fellowship Bible Church | 109 Amwell Road | Hillsborough, NJ
Dr. Buzz will discuss effective strategies for dealing with challenging behaviors while helping parents to develop appropriate expectations and set appropriate limits. He will review the causes of challenging behaviors and discuss what parents can do to avoid conflict, and encourage positive communication with their child. Finally, he will discuss the important of helping youth developing coping skills and the importance of developing effective coping skills as parents.
To RSVP: http://bit.ly/2kZRj8a 

Special Education Networking: Parent Café
Thursday March 30th | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Family Support Organization | 315 W. Washington Avenue | Community Center | Washington, NJ
This is an opportunity to meet face to face and exchange ideas around what works to enhance and sustain family engagement in schools to improve outcomes for children with disabilities. Come and network with other parent leaders in your county. This is a great chance to hear what's been happening in your county and leave with fresh ideas!
To RSVP: http://bit.ly/2kZRj8a

Youth Partnership: For more information, to enroll a youth or to arrange transportation, please contact Stephanie: sbillitz@fso-hsw.org  or 908-223-1191 ext. 12

The mission of Youth Partnership is to provide social, recreational, empowerment, leadership and community service opportunities in a diverse and supportive environment for our youth. FSO's Youth Partnership is for youth 13 - 21 years of age with emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges.

Girls Empowerment
Wednesday March 1st | 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday March 15th | 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Family Support Organization | 315 W. Washington Avenue | Community Center | Washington, NJ
Girls Empowerment is a series of structured, activity based support groups for girls ages 13-17. The main focus of the group is to empower young women to develop the necessary abilities to reach their fullest potential. Girls are encouraged to meet new friends and voice their ideas in a safe environment.

Youth Partnership - Hunterdon County
Friday March 17th | 6:00pm to 8:00pm
The CEA School | 11 Minneakoning Rd | Flemington, NJ

Girls Circle
Tuesday March 7th| 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday March 14th| 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday March 2st| 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday March 28th| 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday April 4th| 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday April 11th| 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday April 18th| 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday April 25th | 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Empower Family Success Center
| 34 West Main Street| 2nd floor| Somerville, NJ
Girls Circle is an eight-week workshop for girls ages 13-17. This workshop provides tools to create, restore, and sustain healthy relationships. Come meet new friends and participate in activities and discussions regarding Body Image.
To RSVP: Contact Jennifer at 908-722-4400 Space IS limited.

Support Groups: Questions regarding Support Groups please contact:
snienstedt@fso-hsw.org <mailto:snienstedt@fso-hsw.org> or call 908-223-1191 ext. 16

Proactive Parenting
Friday March 3rd | 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Empower Family Success Center | 34 West Main Street | Third Floor Office | Somerville, NJ

Autism Support Group
Wednesday March 8th| 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Early Childhood Learning Center | 459 Center Street | Phillipsburg, NJ

DD/ID Support Group-Hunterdon County
Thursday March 9th | 6:00pm to 8:00pm
REACH Beyond Therapy | 466 Route 12 | Flemington, NJ

Spanish Speaking Support Group **NEW**
Grupo de apoyo para padres o cuidadores de haba hispana
Thursday March 16th | 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Hunterdon County Family Success Center | 87 Park Avenue | Flemington, NJ

Hunterdon County Evening Support Group
Friday March 17th | 6:00pm to 8:00pm
The CEA School | 11 Minneakoning Rd | Flemington NJ