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Dare to Dream - Montclair State University

Announcement Date & Time May 30, 2019   ~  8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Announcement The New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Special Education is sponsoring regional Dare to Dream Student Leadership conferences that highlight strategies and information to prepare high school students with disabilities for college and career readiness. Each conference features keynote presentations from accomplished students and young adults with disabilities who have demonstrated exemplary self-advocacy and leadership skills. Additionally, the conference program includes a variety of concurrent workshop sessions that provide conference attendees opportunities to gain insight into the transition from school to adult life process. The conference gives students the opportunity to participate in workshops led by their peers on topics such as: self-discovery, student self-advocacy, learning styles, developing career paths and understanding rights and responsibilities in college. Dare to Dream has long been a positive and empowering experience for thousands of New Jersey's students.

Priority registration is given to districts that have students presenting a breakout session, musical performance or keynote presentation. Parents of student presenters are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please use the advanced notice of the conference dates to arrange transportation, select a topic, and prepare a presentation. Call Bob Haugh at (609) 376-3736 or email robert.haugh@doe.nj.gov if you need resource materials for developing a breakout session or have any other questions. There is no charge for the conference. A continental breakfast, lunch, and conference materials will be provided to all participants. Please carefully select students who will benefit from the conference experience to attend. Professional staff from your district must accompany students to the conference in sufficient numbers to ensure adequate supervision of your students throughout the day.

Register at the link provided below.

Link

>> https://homeroom5.doe.state.nj.us/specialed/

Contact Information Paul Fogarty
Special Education Professional Development
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
609-376-3733

>> paul.fogarty@doe.nj.gov