Experts discuss issues that concern general and special education students.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Westfield PTC Special Education Committee, an organization that serves as a resource for teachers and the parents of regular and special education students, will present the 19th annual Awareness Expo from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight at Edison Intermediate School. The symposium was designed for parents and educators to explore issues that concern them most about children. The event is open to the public and free of charge. For nearly two decades, the Awareness Expo has showcased distinguished speakers ranging from highly-acclaimed physicians and educators to attorneys who provide insight into a variety of issues that empower parents to help their children. The goal of the Awareness Expo always has been to educate the community at large about …
The mother of twin boys is an attorney and child advocate.
Helene Bernstein Bergman is looking forward to the 19th annual Awareness Expo, which will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at Edison Intermediate School. Presented by the Westfield Parent-Teacher Council Special Education Committee, the event is free and open to the public. Bergman, who co-chairs the Westfield Special Education Committee with Lisa Kops-Wendel, said the two were recruited five years ago, and it has been "a natural fit." Having met a decade ago through a local club for parents of twins, Bergman said she and Kops-Wendel were already friends and because each possesses different strengths and weaknesses, they complement each other nicely. The two have been working for the past year on tomorrow evening's event, which …