Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Special Education Committee hosts informative talk at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24.
Wednesday, April 24
Come join the Westfield Community for an evening of education and insightful conversation on Wednesday, April 24th at 7:30pm, at the Edison Intermediate School Library, located at 800 Rahway Ave. in Westfield, NJ. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, the Westfield PTC Special Education Committee is pleased to offer a presentation on Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States, recently updated as affecting 1 in 88 children. The rate is even more staggering in NJ, where 1 in 49 children is diagnosed with autism. It is also one of the most misunderstood and complex diagnoses, as children with autism all present differently. Dr. Roseann Pagano Pizzi is the psychology …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Shakira Czapla and Ann-Marie Kuba, behaviorists for Westfield Public Schools, will present.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Come join the Westfield Community for an evening of education and insightful conversation on Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., at the Edison Intermediate School Library, located at 800 Rahway Ave. in Westfield, NJ. Have you ever wondered if your child's behavior in school can be specifically addressed? The study of Behavioral Psychology has been around for almost 100 years and is a very effective tool in helping children learn new skills and overcome maladaptive behaviors. Techniques, such as applied behavior analysis, behavioral modification and token economies can be utilized in the school environment as well. In a public school, such as Westfield, a behaviorist has a variety of roles and responsibilities. During this …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The free roundtable discussion begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 in Edison Intermediate School's library.
The Westfield Special Education Parent Teacher Committee invites you to attend a roundtable discussion on recreational programming for children and teenagers with special needs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 in the library of Edison Intermediate School. Recreational programs provide children with an excellent opportunity to learn and grow outside the classroom. Children make new friendships and develop new skills in a relaxed environment. However, if your child has special needs, finding an appropriate, local program can be challenging. Join fellow parents and recreation providers to discuss all the local recreational opportunities and new possibilities in our community. Featured Recreation Providers include the Westfield YMCA, …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
In New Jersey, 1 in 49 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder, according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network.
The Edison Intermediate School library overflowed Wednesday evening as parents, grandparents and educators sought information about autism spectrum disorders. The large crowd put faces on the growing number of those who lives are touched by autism. According to recent estimates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, 1 in 88 children in the U.S. has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder. In New Jersey, 1 in 49 children—1 in 29 boys and 1 in 172 girls—has been diagnosed as having the disorder, which is characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. In honor of Autism…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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 …