Ask the Advocate

Presented by Staci Greenwald, Esq.# Do you have a question for an education advocate? Here is your opportunity to ask. Staci Greenwald has 27 years experience as a lawyer in this field and has a personal connection to making things right. Staci J. Greenwald is a partner in Sussan, Greenwald

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Parenting the Anxious Child

Presented by Marla Deibler, Psy.D. View the webinar’s corresponding slides here      View slides in Spanish Anxiety Disorders are among the most common childhood mental health struggles. Learning to effectively cope with distressing thoughts and anxious emotions can be challenging. When feelings of anxiety are excessive and become overwhelming, children

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Developmental Considerations for OCD in Kids, Teens, and Adults

Presented by Jacquelyn Gola, Psy.D. View the webinar’s corresponding slides here      Although OCD is diagnosed using one set of criteria, it manifests differently across the lifespan. This presentation will explore OCD across different age groups. Webinar attendees will learn how OCD presents in children, adolescents, and adults and how

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Improving Social Outcomes for Children with Tourette Syndrome and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Presented by Azlen Theobald, Psy.D. View the webinar’s corresponding slides here    An estimated 5% to 10% of the population are affected by neurodevelopmental disorders. Children with disabilities are at risk for peer rejection and stigmatization, which often leads to feelings of depression and isolation. Finding ways to help peers

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Introduction to Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

Presented by Anton Shcherbakov, Psy.D, BCBA View the webinar’s corresponding slides here    You may have heard the term “mindfulness” pop up on the news, in books, or through friends and family. It seems like everyone is talking about it these days! So what is it? Put simply, mindfulness is

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I Wasn’t Aware. Brain Function: Why Do We Have One?

Presented by Dr. Vincent Kiechlin View the webinar’s corresponding slides here    This webinar will cover the primary function of the brain and why we have one in the first place. Including: – the basic workings of brain cells– why they communicate with each other– how their function can be

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IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Presenter: Staci J. Greenwald, Esq. View the webinar’s corresponding slides here      View slides in Spanish You will learn the origins and intent of the IDEA, what free and appropriate public eduction in the lease restrictive envirnment should look like. Placement in the appropriate learning environment will be discussed and

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NJ Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) Law: Know Your Rights As Victim and Accused

Presenter: Beth C. Manes, Esq. View the webinar’s corresponding slides here    Webinar attendees will learn the basics of the HIB law, and what types of incidents are covered, what schools should be doing when they are made aware of potential HIB, how are victims and accused students protected under

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Understanding and Dealing with Children Who Refuse or Avoid Going to School: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach

Presenter: Meir Flancbaum, Psy.D. View the webinar’s corresponding slides here      Almost every child puts up a fuss about going to school at one point or another. But for some youth, refusing to go to school or attending with intense discomfort, collectively referred to as school refusal behavior, happens

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Freedom from Panic: Learn to Identify and Manage Panic and Anxiety in Adults

Presenter: Rachel Strohl, Psy.D. View the webinar’s corresponding slides here      This presentation will discuss panic attack symptoms in adults. Webinar attendees will learn how to identify panic attack symptoms in several of the common anxiety disorders, including Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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