Supporting Our Parents & Educators Workshop Series
 

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.

————Ho-Ho-Kus————
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


A Parent's Guide to Transitions Leading to Adulthood: Highlighting Support Services for Children with Disabilities

Free door prize for a $50 Visa gift card
Educators earn 2 CEUs

Featuring:

  • Judy Clemente—Employment Specialist, Community Personnel Services (CPS)
  • Matthew Kuzdral—Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), ECLC of New Jersey Ho-Ho-Kus School
  • Adam Dratch, Esq.—Special Needs Family Attorney
  • George Siderias—Certified Financial Services

When: Thursday, Dec. 6
Time: 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Where: ECLC Ho-Ho-Kus School
302 North Franklin Turnpike
Ho-Ho-Kus, 07423
R.S.V.P.: School Social Worker Alyssa Marmo (amarmo@eclcofnj.org or 201-670-7880)


————Chatham————
Open House Tours

Chart a Course to Success for Your Child with Special Needs!
If you haven't visited ECLC's Chatham school recently, then you are in for a big surprise! The school has been updated with a new Sensory Room; renovated gym; and other new features. Stop by either during these open house tours or arrange for a private visit.

Chatham Lower School Tours (K-8th grade):
When: Dec. 3 & Jan 10
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Where: ECLC School, 21 Lum Avenue, Chatham, 07928
R.S.V.P.: Supervisor of Curriculum Fran Ryder , 973-601-5412 or fryder@eclfonj.org

Chatham Upper School Tours (Grade 9 to age 21):
When: Dec. 4 & Jan. 8
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Where: ECLC School, 21 Lum Avenue, Chatham, 07928
R.S.V.P.: Assistant Principal Allison Clemens, 973-601-5411 or aclemens@eclcofnj.org


Melissa Keyes DiGioa
Puberty and Caring for the Body for Your Child with Special Needs

An important workshop on how to support children with special needs through puberty, dating and relationships. This event features Melissa Keyes DiGioa, Certified Sexuality Educator & Co-Founder of Finding Your Individuality, a nonprofit developed to identify, address, support, advocate and advance the rights of all people across the lifespan with special emphasis on abuse prevention and sexual rights of people with disabilities.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 27
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: ECLC School, 21 Lum Avenue, Chatham, 07928
R.S.V.P.: Assistant Principal Allison Clemens (aclemens@eclcofnj.org) or 973-601-5411