Supporting Our Parents & Educators Workshop Series
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All parents/caregivers and professionals are welcome to attend our workshops! ECLC offers workshops on topics that are particularly important to parents/guardians of children with special needs. Hear from experts and stay up-to-date on the latest information and network with other like-minded parents and professionals.

Check this page often to learn about our upcoming workshops.

Parent Monthly Support Group Meeting

When: Second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December)
Time: 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Where: ECLC Ho-Ho-Kus School
302 North Franklin Turnpike
Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. 07423
Please R.S.V.P.: Cynthia Chaanine, LCSW, school social worker, cchaanine@eclcofnj.org or 201-670-7880

Ongoing topics include:

  • Supporting children's healthy development
  • Creating a balanced and happy home life
  • Participating in the community
  • Self-care
  • Behavior management supports
  • Enabling greater independence
Lori Wolf
Long-Term Planning for Your Child with Special Needs

Featuring: Lori Wolf, Esq., specialist in trusts, estate planning, wills and tax planning, with an emphasis on families who have children with special needs and/or elder care.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 16
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: ECLC Chatham School
21 Lum Avenue
Chatham, N.J., 07928
R.S.V.P.: Assistant Principal Allison Clemens, aclemens@eclcofnj.org or 973-601-5411


Jim Ball
Educators Earn 5.5 CEUs with Autism Expert Jim Ball

Nationally recognized autism expert, Jim Ball, a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), is the president and CEO of JB Autism Consulting. Ball has been working in the private sector field of autism for more than 25 years. In a variety of settings, he has provided educational, employment, and residential services to children and adults affected with autism.
When: Friday, Nov. 9
Time: 8–8:30 a.m. Check-In & Light Breakfast
Where: ECLC Ho-Ho-Kus School
302 North Franklin Turnpike
Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. 07423
Workshop Schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m.–Noon: "Techniques for Systematic Teaching and Reducing Behavior Challenges in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder — A Positive Behavioral Support Approach"
    Learn systematic techniques for teaching students with autism. The session focuses on reducing challenging behaviors and reinforcer assessment.
  • Noon–1 p.m.: Lunch will be provided. Tours of ECLC offered.
  • 1–3 p.m.: Topic: "Evidence Based Behavioral Strategies for Students with Developmental Disabilities and Autism"
    This session will teach specific social skills, enhancing motivation and generalization training. A demonstration will be presented using real life examples.

$40 fee includes breakfast and lunch. Pre-registration is required. Download form to sign up.



Family Support