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Brooke Artesi Speaker at Westfield Awareness Expo

March 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm

WestfieldBLUEThe 24th Annual Westfield Awareness Expo

Wednesday March15, 2017
7:00 – 9:45p.m.
Edison Intermediate School, 800 Rahway Avenue, Westfield, NJ

Presented by The Westfield Parent-Teacher Council Special Education Committee

Every March, the Special Education Committee sponsors an AWARENESS EXPO, consisting of multiple workshops presented by the professional community. The Expo is open to the public and free of charge.

Pre-register online for the expo today. Pre-registration is not required, but recommended.

This year’s Speakers:

  • Overcoming Disability

Presented byBrooke Artesi, CPO, LPO – Owner of Sunshine P&O

Independent business woman.  Entrepreneur. Outdoors enthusiast.  Wife. Mother. Philanthropist. Pioneer.  And amputee, at age 15.  Join Brooke Artesi as she shares her story of how she has lived her best life, and how our children may do the same.
  • The State of Special Education Law: Trends in Today’s Climate

    Presented by: Hillary Freeman, Esq.

  • Setting Yourself Up for Success: Understanding and Managing Challenging Behavior (in the home and school settings) 

    Presented by Dr. Meir Flancbaum, Psy.D.

  • Twice Exceptional: Gifted and Challenged – How Do We Meet Their Needs?

    Presented by Helen Waldron, M. Ed.

  • 21st Century Families: Keep Stress Low – Communication is the Way to Go

    Presented by: Dr. Michael Osit and Dr. Matthew Liebman

  • Autism Spectrum: A Pharmacological Treatment Update 

    Presented by:Dr. Charles Cartwright, M.D

  • Occupational Therapy:Self-Advocacy and Resiliency for Children with Special Needs

    Presented by: Scott Matthews OT, MS,Executive Director – Intensive Therapeutics, Sarah Dowzycki MS OTR/L, and Danielle Kearns, MS OTR/L

  • Dispelling Dyslexia: Overcoming the Myths and Misconceptions 

    Presented by: Jaime Lehrhoff, M.A., LDT-C, Owner and Director – Livingston Educational Center and Dr. Megan Brown, Ph.D., Owner of Brown  Psychological Services

  • Fitting in at Gym: Adapting to Physical Education 

    Presented by: Nancy Babbitt, M.A.

  • Standardized Testing Accommodations

    Presented by: Andrea Lo


March 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm


Westfield Parent-Teacher Council-Special Education Committee


Edison Intermediate School
800 Rahway Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090 United States
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