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IMAGE 11th Annual Pier House 5K to Complete the Jersey Shore Grand Prix on Labor Day
Friday, 22 August 2014
PHOTO: Start of 2013 Pier House race.  LONG BRANCH, NJ - The revitalized Long Branch beachfront will be the site of the 11th Annual Pier House... Read More...
IMAGE Middletown Pays Silent Tribute to September 11 Victims
Friday, 22 August 2014
PHOTO: Middletown World Trade Center Memorial Gardens.  (photo by Lee Beaumont) MIDDLETOWN – A silent tribute will be paid to... Read More...
Middletown Schedules Separate Rabies Clinics for Cats and Dogs
Friday, 22 August 2014
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Middletown Township Health Department has set dates for the free rabies clinics for cats and dogs. Free Rabies Clinic for Cats... Read More...
Monmouth University Blue Hawk Record Students Perform and Tour in Italy
Friday, 22 August 2014
West Long Branch, N.J. - Monmouth University music industry students from its student-run record label, Blue Hawk Records, performed and toured... Read More...
IMAGE Organizations Unite to Rebuild Long Branch Home
Friday, 22 August 2014
Pictured from left to right:  American Red Cross President for Humanitarian Services Cliff Holtz, American Red Cross Divisional Vice President... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Racial Unrest, Then and Now
by Woody Zimmerman
Friday, 22 August 2014
In the fall of 1957, while walking my newspaper-route, I read about the drama playing out at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Following... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - August 22, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Friday, 22 August 2014
Teen kicked out of NJ movie theater for bringing in candy.Oh, he's a Type 1 diabetic AND the owner is a pediatrician: http://6abc.cm/1t8WyBS After 6... Read More...
IMAGE Atlantic Highlands Waterfront - a Place for All to Enjoy
by Jack Archibald
Friday, 22 August 2014
Even though summer is winding down, good things continue to happen in the Atlantic Highlands harbor that will benefit our community for years to... Read More...
IMAGE No Words to Describe Loss of Amanda
by Anne Mikolay
Thursday, 21 August 2014
It's not always easy to come up with a weekly topic for this column. Usually, I mentally bat around a few ideas based upon current events or personal... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - August 16, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Man calls 911 because a drug dealer is at the corner.  Wait, no, that's a street sign: http://bit.ly/1kBfhVf Why did the chicken cross the road?... Read More...

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Jersey Shore Rose Society Meets
Thu Aug 28 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Middletown Mayor Open Office Hours
Tue Sep 02 @ 8:00PM -
Middletown Township Committee Workshop
Thu Sep 04 @ 4:00PM -
Special Preschool Storytime - AH Library
Mon Sep 08 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Jersey State Bar Foundation will address the educational needs and rights of students with disabilities and their parents at a free public seminar on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 7-9 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick.  Parents, school administrators, teachers and all interested members of the general public are invited to attend. Admission is free but registration is required.

What is the current state of your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP)? IEPs 101: What You Need to Know to Ensure Your Child is Provided with a Free and Appropriate Public Education will take a personalized view of special education with dialogue among the panel, comprised of three experienced special education law attorneys, and the audience.The seminar will cover topics that parents and guardians frequently inquire about:

- “Child Find”—a school district’s responsibility to locate and evaluate students with disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services, who qualifies for special education and what constitutes a free, appropriate public education.

- Individualized Education Programs or IEPs—how they serve as a blueprint for the education and related services provided by a school district.

- An in-depth look at the Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance or PLAAFP component of an IEP and what the PLAAFP should contain.

- What constitutes appropriate and measurable annual goals and benchmarks or short-term objectives in an IEP.

After the presentations, the focus will be on questions from the audience and discussion among the panelists on any and all topics relating to parents' and the school's rights and responsibilities concerning special education. Speakers at the seminar will include Rebecca Spar of Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard in Hackensack; David Giles, a solo practitioner in South Orange; and Staci Greenwald of Sussan & Greenwald in Cranbury and a Certified Teacher of the Handicapped.

Spar is a frequent lecturer and author and has represented parents and children in several precedent-selling educational cases. She is on the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Tourette Syndrome Association, a former chair of the NJSBA's Children's Rights Committee and School Law Committee and currently serves on the Education Law Center's Board of Trustees. She holds degrees from the University of Kansas, the University of Minnesota, Pace University and Rutgers School of Law-Newark.

Giles has represented parents and students in school-related matters, including special education and school discipline cases, since 1989. He originally practiced law in California, where he worked for nine years with California Rural Legal Assistance and East Palo Alto Community Law Project. Subsequently he worked for the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. In 2001 he joined the Education Law Center, a nonprofit, Newark-based law office with a statewide practice dedicated to helping New Jersey children receive a thorough, efficient and appropriate education. Since 2003 Giles has maintained a private education law practice. 

Greenwald was a special education teacher before attending law school. She has a degree in speech pathology and is a Certified Teacher of the Handicapped. She represents the disabled in various forums from the Office of Administrative Law to the Federal courts. Besides special education issues, she offers advocacy in matters involving the Division of Development Disabilities and guardianship.

The seminar is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required. To register, or for more information on Foundation seminars, programs and publications, visit the Foundation online at www.njsbf.org or call 1-800-FREE-LAW. The Foundation's seminar series is made possible by funding from the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey.

Founded in 1958, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation is the educational and philanthropic arm of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The Bar Foundation's mission is to promote public understanding of the law through a free, comprehensive public education program. Among its activities, the Foundation conducts seminars and conflict resolution training, publishes materials, operates a videotape loan library and speakers bureau, and coordinates elementary, middle and high school mock trial competitions. For more information about the Foundation's programs and publications, visit us online at www.njsbf.org or call 1-800-FREE-LAW.

Any financial contribution you can make to help ensure that the Foundation continues its vital mission to educate the public about the law is welcome, especially in an era of uncertain funding. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to further teh good work of the Foundation, please go to www.njsbf.org/donate.

Directions:From the New Jersey Turnpike, take Exit 9 to Route 18 North.  Route 18 North forks off to the left.  Follow signs for Route 1 South.

From Route 1 South, take the exit for Ryders Lane-New Brunswick.  The Law Center is the first right turn off Ryders Lane.

From Princeton, take Route 1 North to the second Ryders Lane exit (Ryders Lane-New Brunswick). Ryders lane passes over Route 1.  The Law Center is the first right turn.