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 and Technology.

Workshops are open to the community (unless 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.

2018-2019 Parent Workshops:

OPTIONS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL: Financial and Legal Matters

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:30-9:00 PM 
Parent Transition Workshop hosted by the Newmark Transition Team
Newmark High School - 1000 Cellar Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 

Navigating the Financial and Legal Matters affecting your High School Teen with Special Needs.

Check-In/Welcome: 6:30-7:00 PM

Session I: 7:00-8:00 PM (select one)
College Living Experience (CLE) (7:00-8:00 PM)
Presenter: Ms. Janet Price, Director of Admissions and Outreach
  • CLE provides wrap-around support and services for college students with learning disabilities and autism
  • Next step option for students who would like to explore the possibility of taking classes away from home but need scaffolding support
  • Recommended for parents with students in grades 7-9

Lifespan Advocacy Issues for Children and Adults with Autism (7:00-8:00 PM)
Presenters: Hinckle, Fingles, Prior and Fischer Attorneys at Law
  • • Assessing services after graduation
  • • Adult services, Medicaid, Waivers, Housing, Day Services and Self Directed Services
  • • Recommended for parents with students in grades 10-12
Session II: 8:00-9:00 PM (select one)
The College Admissions Process & FAFSA (8:00-9:00 PM)
Presenters: Union County College, Ms. Erika Fuentes, Financial Aide & Ms. Denisa Klinkova, Admissions
  • Gain a Better Understanding of the College Admissions Process
  • Learn How to Complete a FAFSA Form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Recommended for parents with students in grades 10-12


Protecting Your Young Adult and Adult Disabled Children (8:00-9:00 PM)
Presenters: Manes & Weinberg Special Needs Lawyers
  • • Long Term Financial Planning
  • • Special Needs Trusts vs. ABLE accounts and How to Fund Them
  • • Full vs. Limited Guardianship, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies
  • • Recommended for parents with students in grades 7-12

Event is free and open to the public.  Parents only, please.  Advance Registration Required to select your  two Sessions.