In the Know…Helping Your Children Grow

ITKconstantcontactIn The Know…Helping Your Children Grow© is a complimentary informative workshop program designed for parents and caregivers of children with special needs and learning differences.

Upcoming Events

SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017
Hosted by:  Good Talking People LLC
111 Galway Place, Teaneck, New Jersey
201-837-8371

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Planning For Your Family’s Future Together

What Are You Waiting For?

An Estate Planning, Special Needs Trust & Guardianship Workshop

Are you in need of an Estate Plan? Do you have any questions about a Special Needs Trust or Guardianship? Is so, join us for this comprehensive workshop on the Estate Planning Process and what is necessary to best prepare for your family’s future

Presenters Mark Friedman of Friedman Law (www.specialneedsnj.com) and Christine Soto of the Law Offices of Christine Ann Soto (www.christinesotolaw.com) truly understand the difficulty we all face in planning for our future. These experienced attorneys promise to engage participants in a lively discussion about what steps need to be taken to protect you and your loved ones. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!

This program is complementary; however, we do ask that you register so we can adequately plan. To register, please email office@goodtalkingpeople.com or call 201-837-8371

 

Past Events

Sunday March 23, 2014:

10:00a.m.- 12:00 p.m. NAVIGATING THE HEALTH INSURANCE BUREAUCRACY

Presented by Scott Leshin of SJ Personal Healthcare Advocates 

Attendees of this seminar will leave empowered with tools and resources to become their own health insurance advocate.

Topics will include:

  • Understanding your insurance plan
  • Proper invoicing and coding
  • Claims submission process
  • Appeals
  • *Various State Programs will also be addressed, including DDD, DCF, Medicaid Waiver and Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund.

12:15p.m.- 2:15 p.m.     THE HEALTHY ALLERGEN-FREE LUNCHBOX

Presented by Jennifer Sterling of Sterling Sweets

  • Does your child have food allergies or intolerances?
  • Does your child’s allergen-free lunch need more variety?
  • Looking for healthy, allergen-free lunchbox ideas?

Jennifer Sterling, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, AADP and Allergen-Free Pastry Chef will discuss the   differences between a food allergy and food intolerance, offer suggestions for strengthening digestion and   provide simple, yet healthy lunch box suggestions that are free of the 8 most common food allergens:  wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish.

2:30p.m.- 4:30 p.m. AN UPDATE ON STATE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Presented by Carolyn Hayer, Director of Parent & Professional Development, SPAN (Statewide Parent Advocacy Network)

New Jersey has implemented significant changes in its delivery of services to children and adults with   disabilities.  This presentation will review the changes at the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), the Department of Children and Families (DCF), Medicaid eligibility, respite services and more.  Join us to learn more about what this reorganization of services means for you and your family.

Sunday April 14, 2013: A Parent Guide to Helping Children Improve Their Social Readiness: Utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) presented by Carly Kisberg, LMSW

This workshop will provide family members who have children with social, emotional, educational and behavioral challenges with possibly a better understanding of their child’s behavior and how to cope with expected and unexpected situations and offer practical ideas of support to families.

Sunday, March 10th 2013: Spring into Action: The Art of Goal-Oriented Advocacy presented by Christine Ann Soto, Esq. of The Law Offices of Christine Ann Soto

Want the 4-1-1 on how to be an effective advocate? Then join us for this informative workshop where you will learn how to create your own personalized “Advocacy Action Plan”, and build a comprehensive “Advocacy Arsenal” to set that plan in motion. This workshop will offer a unique perspective by providing practical strategies, specific tips, and real-life examples. Topics will include transition planning, promoting independence, and much more.