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Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC)

Letter from the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

Flyer of Meeting Dates for 2018 - '19

Next meeting to be held on February 13, 2019.  Details of this meeting can be found below:

Topic:             Supporting Siblings Throughout the Life Span

Presenter:       ARC of NJ

Date:              February 13, 2019

Time               6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Place:             to be held in the Library of Franklin Middle School-Hamilton Street Campus, 415 Francis  Street, Somerset

The role of a sibling in the life of a person with an intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) is as complex as it is meaningful.  Siblings play a key role in the care and social development of their brother or sister with I/DD.  However, despite the important and life-long role siblings play, brothers and sisters are often overlooked as needing support themselves.  This presentation will discuss the sibling experience, common feelings, and how to best support and address the needs of siblings. 

The Arc of NJ has Sibling Support Groups and is a great resource to find the help that they need for your young children, teens and into adulthood.