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Mondays with Michael

Mondays with Michael is a weekly chat on Facebook Live about a topic related to special education. 

Upcoming Topics:

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


There's no need to register. Tune in every Monday at 10am



Special Education Webinar Series

Past Webinar

Supporting Students with ADHD 

Throughout the workshop, it will be highlighted how ADHD and Executive Function challenges impact learning and behavior. A basic understanding of Executive Functions will be presented and tips, tools, and strategies to support our students in and out of the classroom will be shared. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of the impact of communication, connection, and empathy as the foundational work.

Andrea Elrom is an ADHD and Executive Function coach with more than 19 years working with children and parents. In her New York and New Jersey-based practices (which includes workshops, individual and group sessions), Andrea emphasizes the use of empathy and understanding to help parents develop effective strategies for addressing their children's challenging behaviors. She also works with independent schools, using a strengths-based approach to help students develop their executive function skills. In her Calm and Connected@ workshop series. Andrea earned her Master's degree in Education from NYU and received her ADHD coach training through the ADD Coach Academy. She is the co-founder of CreADDive Solutions, often presents at the Hallowell Center NYC, and facilitates ADDA and CHADD parent support groups.


Stay tuned for more webinars! 



Past Events