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Facebook Live Events

Join Us for the Following Facebook Live Events

Catch a weekly brief update from Michael Pearson Jr. at 10 am on a topic or featured resource related to special education. Make sure to "Like" and "Follow" us on Facebook to receive a notice once we go live. For step-by-step directions on how to participate in our Facebook Live Events scroll down.


September 12th - Back to School Check-In

September 19th - Special Education Terms

September 26th - What’s in an IEP?

October 3rd - Creating an “Outline for Success”

October 10th - IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

October 17th - Creating Your IEP Binder

October 24th - Is My Child in the Right Placement?

October 31st - Assistive Technology for Students

November 7th - What’s a Transition Plan?

November 14th - Transition Planning for Employment

November 21st - Transition Planning for College

November 28th - Parent and Student Rights in Transition

December 5th - Writing SMART Goals in IEPs

December 12th - Accommodations and Modifications

December 19th - Resources to Help with Homework/Assignments

December 26th - Off (Holiday)

January 2nd - From Early Intervention to Preschool

January 9th - Requesting Evaluations and Re-Evals

January 16th - How Can I Be More Involved with the School?

January 23rd - Behavior and Discipline in Special Education

January 30th - From Referral to IEP: The Timeline for Services

February 6th - Parental Rights (Part One)

February 13th - Parental Rights (Part Two)

February 20th - Parental Rights (Part Three)

February 27th - Mediation and Due Process

March 6th - Occupational Therapy in School

March 13th - Physical Therapy in School

March 20th - Speech Language Pathology in School

March 27th - Counseling in School

April 3rd - Employment Services in School (with Project HIRE)

April 10th - My Child is Falling Behind Socially

April 17th - Extended School Year (ESY)

April 24th - Out of District Placement Pros and Cons

May 1st - College Programs in New Jersey

May 8th - Creating a Summer Plan

May 15th - 2023 Camp Guide from The Family Institute

May 22nd - Self-Advocacy for Students (with The New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project)

May 29th - MAPS Club (with Planning for Adult Life)

June 5th - Fact Sheets and Go-Bags for Parents (with The Family Institute)

June 12th - My Child Starts Kindergarten Next Year

June 19th - Applying for DDD


What is a Facebook Live?
Facebook Live is a feature of Facebook that uses the camera on a computer or mobile device to broadcast real-time video to Facebook. Live broadcasters and viewers can interact in real time! If someone with whom you have a connection with on Facebook (such as a friend, page, group, or celebrity you’re following) decides to broadcast live on Facebook, their video will appear in your news feed.

How to participate in a Facebook Live Event?

1. Before the event, go to The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute Facebook page.

2. To receive a notification whenever we begin a Live Event when using a computer or laptop:

  • Click on "Follow"
  • Check off "See First"
  • Check off "On (Highlight Posts)"

3. To receive a notification whenever we begin a Live Event when using a mobile device:

4. Once the Live Event begins you will receive a notice on Facebook that the event has begun. 

5. During the broadcast write comments and ask questions. Comments that you type will be visible to us and we'll be able to respond to them in real time.

6. Share a live feed with others. Tap or click the "Share" button to share the live broadcast with other people. 

7. Like what you're see? Show us with an emoji during the broadcast!

8. Find older live videos archived on our Facebook page. 

The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute

M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm