Sunday, March 3, 2013

Save the Date..March 20, 2013 at 7 pm

The Expo is in its 20th year, and it has showcased distinguished speakers ranging from highly acclaimed physicians to educators to attorneys who provide insight into a variety of issues that empower parents to help their children. The goal of the Awareness Expo always has been to educate the community at large about issues that impact our students and their ability to succeed. The Expo includes something for everyone and promises to be a rewarding and educational way to spend an evening learning about issues that impact school-age children.

This year's program and speakers include:

Dyslexia 101: Covering the Basics of Dyslexia
Presented by: 
Jaime Lehrhoff, Founder, The Livingston Educational Center

We Have an App for That:
The iPad/iPhone - Using Technology to Breakdown Barriers
Presented by: 
Randy Palmer: Special Education and Computer Specialist
The Children's Institute

Diagnosing and Treating Developmental Problems
Presented by: 
Andrea Richards,MD
Children's Specialized Hospital

Helping Children Cope with Anxiety in an Uncertain World
Presented by: 
Co-Director of the Child Anxiety and Related Disorders Clinic

Social Skills Instruction in the Schools
Presented by: 
Program Coordinator at the Rutgers Project: Natural Setting Therapeutic Management

Practical Steps Towards Successful Inclusion in the Classroom
Presented by
Paula Lieb, President and CEO of New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education (NJCIE), 
Priya Lalvani PhD, Assistant Professor, Montclair State University, 
Lizanne Wilkinson, MS, Parent Representative to the  NJCIE Program Advisory Board

Ready, Set, Go! Adaptive Sports Takes the Field
Presented by: 
Mike Cohen, Founder and Director, Throwback Sports;
Scott Matthews, Founder and Executive Director, Intensive Therapeutics

The Insider's Guide to College for Students with Special Needs
Presented by: 
Lisa Bleich, President and Founder
College Bound Mentor

Central Auditory Processing Disorders, Hearing Loss
 & Classroom Strategies for Both
Presented by: 
Jennifer Livelli, AuD
Speech and Hearing Associates

Each session will be presented twice, once from 7:40 – 8:40 p.m. and again from 8:45 – 9:45 p.m. 

The program will also include the presentation of the Make A Difference Award to Andrea Lo, who truly makes a difference to the parents, students, and educators of the Westfield Special Education Community.

Again, this event is free and open to the public.  We hope you can join us.  If you have any questions, please send us a note at