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HAWORTH EDUCATION PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (HEPAC)
HAS PARTNERED WITH 
NORTHERN VALLEY EDUCATION PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE 
HEPAC/NVEPAC IS NOW 7 Towns Strong! 
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Events in 2018-2019! 


A HEPAC PARENT-TO-PARENT “SIP & CHAT”
TUESDAY, MARCH 26TH
1:00 CU LATTE
8 Union Avenue, Cresskill
   
Join us for good coffee and informal conversation. Do you ever feel alone in your struggle of raising a child who learns differently? Has behavioral difficulties? Anxiety issues? Is getting your child off to school in the morning a struggle? Is homework full of tears and arguments? Handwriting issues? Reading difficulties? Can't memorize math facts? Why does my child still not know how to tie his/her shoelaces? You are not alone! We get it! We have been there, are there or just arriving at it. Sometimes realizing that you are not alone is a good first step toward helping ourselves and our children.

"Sip & Chat" is a HEPAC group for Haworth parents but parents from any town can join us! 
  
Do not hesitate to contact the group organizer, Yafit Finkelstein, with any questions:
Yafit Finkelstein    Cell: 201.983.3824          Email: [email protected]


DECEMBER 5, 2018 
 “MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSITION TO HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE STUDENT WITH A LEARNING DIFFERENCE WITH A 504, IEP OR NOT YET IDENTIFED”

Join us for a panel discussion to prepare parents of middle school students about to schedule high school course work for 2019-2020.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: 7th and 8th grade parents, but all middle school parents may join us.
 
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 16 
"LEARNING DIFFERENCES AND ANXIETY/STRESS"
Pediatric Neuropsychologist Dr. Hilary Murphy discusses the relationship between learning differences and anxiety/stress. 
Learning disabilities and attention issues put kids at higher risk for developing anxiety disorders and kids are especially prone to worry before their learning disability or ADHD has been diagnosed. Often, a student’s difficulty with time management, initiating tasks, feeling of being overwhelmed, too much time spent on homework and test anxiety is not “just part of being a kid or teenager today.” 

FEBRUARY 6, 2019  
“ORTON GILLIGHAM: WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT HELP DYSLEXIC CHILDREN?”
Presented By: David Katz, Fellow, Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners
Often, when a student is diagnosed with Dyslexia they are recommended for evidence-based reading intervention called Orton Gillingham. Find out what a typical lesson looks like and what the program outcome is geared to achieve
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Parents of students in Grades K-4, K-4 educators and administrators

MARCH 6, 2019
“ADVOCATING FOR YOUR CHILD WITH A LEARNING DIFFERENCE – AT ALL LEVELS OF INSTRUCTION-  FROM THE CLASSROOM TEACHER, TO I&RS, TO 504 TO IEP:
FROM ELEMENTARY TO MIDDLE TO HIGH SCHOOL”
The road to services or accommodations may at times be challenging- especially if your child is not failing or earns good grades.  
Learn about your student’s rights according to law and practice and how to advocate for your child.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Parents of students grades K-12


MAY 8, 2019
“MEET THE HIGH SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, 504 and I&RS COMMITTEES”
An informal gathering to familiarize and acquaint parents with High School Staff and to share common goals and beliefs and to help parents navigate the I&RS, 504 and IEP process with confidence and ease.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Parents of students grades 7-12

JUNE 5, 2019 
NVEPAC PLANNING SESSION AND RE-ORG FOR 2019-2020
NVEPAC overview and feedback. Open session for all interested to plan topics of interest for 2019-2020.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: All parents grades K-12 welcome