JAA Your Way Library

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The Jewish Abilities Alliance JAA Your Way Library contains an archive of some of the valuable workshops, materials, and educational opportunities available through the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey. Click on the topics below, subscribe to our podcasts, or scroll down to browse the presentations!


Guardianships & Trusts

Puberty & Autism

School Law

Supported Employment

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The Puberty Effect: What to Expect for Your Child with Autism

Tracy Kettering, Ph.D., BCBA-D and Lisa Alberts, DNP, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC, Bancroft

Puberty can be an extremely challenging time for children with autism spectrum disorder. We will discuss what parents can expect from a behavioral and developmental perspective, and look at strategies for dealing with this important developmental milestone.

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 Re-thinking Education

Rob DiMedio & Michelle Blasberg, Fusion Academy Private School

Join us as we discuss why some schools have the same model and ideals that they did 100 years ago and what it would look like if education included more personalization and creativity. Traditional school is not for every student and we will explore how customized learning enhances student engagement and performance.

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Transition from School to Employment

Lauren Goldner, The Occupational Training Center

The next step after high school isn’t one-size-fits-all, and that’s especially true for individuals with disabilities seeking employment. They want to work but often there are barriers preventing this. We will discuss how DVRS, DDD, and area providers all work together to help people of all abilities lead meaningful, purposeful lives through employment.  

Protecting Your Loved Ones Through Special Needs Planning

Dana Bookbinder, Esq., Bookbinder Law, LLC

Nationally certified elder & disability attorney Dana Bookbinder reviews the legal tools every parent of a child with special needs should consider to protect their beneficiary. Learn about the types of special needs trusts, what assets to use to fund them, and how to administer them. Powers of Attorney, guardianship, and public benefits eligibility rules are addressed.


 ABCs of IEPs

Diana Sever, Esq, The Special Education Team at Posternock Apell, PC

IEP. 504. LRE. FAPE. CST. And we are not talking alphabet soup. What do these mean and what do they have to do with my child’s special education needs? This seminar is designed to assist in translating and understanding the basics of special education law in NJ.