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Attend a Newmark Workshop

As part of Newmark’s ongoing outreach for parents, educators and community members, we offer training workshops throughout the school year.

Topics include:

Shaping Behavior Transition
Financial Planning Technology

Newmark Parent VIRTUAL Seminar: Thursday, March 23, 2023

"Understanding Your Child's IEP Evaluation"

Presented by Newmark Education - Virtual

Presented by Ashlie Jernigan, MS, NCSP and Adam Goldberg, Ed.M.

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Time: 9:00-10:30 AM 

Location: Virtual (meeting link will be sent after registration)

The evaluations and assessments conducted as part of the IEP process provide objective data that informs your child’s program and goals. However, the assessments can be quite extensive, technical and difficult to absorb if one is not trained to interpret the results. Our Newmark school psychologists would like to provide useful and easy to understand information about how to decipher the assessments and discover how they inform the IEP goals. The event is free for Newmark parents but registration is required by Monday, March 20, 2023.

The event will be VIRTUAL. A meeting link with be sent prior to event



Newmark Parent Seminar: Thursday, February 23, 2023

"How We Shape Behavior"

Presented by Newmark Education - Live, Onsite

Cynthia Allman, Executive Director  

Cathleen George, LCSW, Supervisor of Counseling Services

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM

Location: Newmark - 1000 Cellar Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

As we approach the halfway point of the school year, we would like to provide a parent seminar on how we shape student behavior. Now that we have worked with your child for several months and have gotten to experience and know them, we can offer this opportunity to teach you about how Newmark shapes student behavior. We will introduce the foundations of the counseling and behavior programs in place at Newmark, and answer parent Frequently Asked Questions.  Parents new to Newmark are encouraged to attend to engage in a deep-dive into our behavior modification system, and all parents are welcome for a refresher. 

The event is open and free for all Newmark parents but registration is required by Monday, February 20, 2023.  


Newmark Transition Program Parent Workshop: Thursday, February 2, 2023

"The DDD Process & Transition Support"

Presented by Equal Opportunity Support Services - South Plainfield, NJ

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Newmark - 1000 Cellar Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

Presenter Monique Lewis, Executive Director of  Equal Opportunity Support Services, will walk attendees through the sometimes overwhelming process of transitioning individuals with Developmental Disabilities out of the Children’s System of Care (CSOC) and into the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). Get proactive tips to help caregivers of individuals with developmental/ intellectual and/or behavioral disabilities live their best lives after they turn 21. Once individuals "age out" of CSOC, families must select an agency to provide support or one will automatically be assigned by the State. Learn how to enlist help to identify the needs, strengths and goals needed to develop a personalized plan to attain those goals.  

The event is free for all Newmark  parents but registration is required by Monday, January 30, 2023.


Mandatory New Parent Workshop: Wednesday, September 14, 2022

"Introduction to the Newmark Parent Curriculum"
9:30-11:00 AM - onsite at Newmark 

This meeting will help introduce new parents to some of the critical elements of being a Newmark parent and inform you on what you can expect for your son or daughter as they progress through Newmark relative to their academic, social/emotional and transition goals.  This Mandatory New Parent Meeting will be held onsite at Newmark, located at 1000 Cellar Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076. We strongly encourage all parents to attend this session in-person.  For parents who are not able to attend in person, we will offer the option to attend via Zoom.

We strongly believe this meeting will help us form a valuable partnership in ensuring the success of your child.

REGISTRATION: This meeting is mandatory for all new parents. Please contact Mrs. Tanya Pierce at to RSVP by Thursday, September 8, 2022 or if you have any questions.





Who can attend these workshops?

Workshops are open to the community (unless otherwise indicated) and free of charge. Space is limited so please register online or call (908) 753-0330. Workshops will be held at Newmark Education, 1000 Cellar Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.