NJCTS and the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network to present session on IDEA student safeguards

SOMERVILLE – Procedural safeguards are the protections afforded students and their families by IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Learn what they are and how to apply them to situations that may come up in your child’s education when the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) and the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) team up to host “Procedural Safeguards: Protections under IDEA” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Somerset Medical Center, 110 Rehill Avenue in Somerville.

This workshop, which will be presented by Diane Bolton and serve as the bi-monthly Somerset/Hunterdon County Family Support Group meeting, will provide information on parental rights under the New Jersey Administrative Code pertaining to written notice, consent, confidentiality, access to records, dispute resolution procedures, disciplinary protections and more. Learn what you can do when problems arise during the special education process.

This presentation is made possible through funding from the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Programs. Registration for this free event is required, and more information is available by calling 908-575-7350 or by e-mailing NJCTS Program Coordinator Martha Butterfield at mbutterfield@njcts.org.

SPAN’s mission is to empower and support families, and inform and involve professionals and others interested in the healthy development and education of children and youth. NJCTS is committed to the advocacy of children and families with Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders such as OCD, ADHD, anxiety and depression. Dedicated to delivering high-quality services to these individuals, NJCTS recognizes the importance of educating the public, medical professionals and teachers about this disorder through programs and affiliations with public schools, health centers, universities and organizations such as SPAN.