Rabbi Nogah Marshall, Educational Director, and Nicole Landau, Inclusion Taskforce Chair, Congregation Beth El (EP.09)

Join Rabbi Nogah Marshall, Educational Director, and Nicole Landau, Inclusion Taskforce Chair, of Congregation Beth El Voorhees on the Importance of Inclusion in the Synagogue: A Family Perspective as part of the latest edition of JAA Your Way with Jen Arey.


Tony Serra, Esq,, Serra Law Group (EP.08)

Excited to welcome Tony Serra, Esq, of the Serra Law Group to this presentation of JAA Your Way - "From Child to Adult: Navigating the Legal Transition as your Child Turns 18" hosted by Jen Arey. Guardianships are a powerful tool that many children with special needs may require when they become an adult but should be implemented only when other, less restrictive, approaches to surrogate decision making are not appropriate. Join us to learn what your options are and how they, combined with...


Jessica St. Petery and Kristina Peterson, Interactive Kids (EP.07)

Welcome to tonight’s JAA Your Way, where host Jen Arey is joined by Jessica Szent, Behavior Consultant, Kristina Schmitt-Peterson, Educational Consultant, of Interactive Kids to introduce you to ABA Therapy. Learn what ABA therapy is and the various ways it can improve your child’s life. Special attention will be paid to the importance of developing schedules and routines and how to apply them at home, school and in the community.


Denver Leigh, Advo-Kids, The Special Education Team at Posternock Apell (EP.06)

What they don't tell you about transition planning and how you can protect your child's future is the topic for tonight's JAA Your Way. Join Denver Leigh, Education Services Coordinator at Advo-Kids, The Special Education Team at Posternock Apell, and Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey's Special Needs Navigator Jen Arey for this incredible discussion.


Tracy Kettering and Lisa Alberts, Bancroft (EP.05)

The Puberty Effect: What to Expect for Your Child with Autism. Tracy Kettering, Ph.D., BCBA-D and Lisa Alberts, DNP, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC, of Bancroft, join Jen Arey on JAA Your Way to discuss the challenges that can be experienced for children with autism spectrum disorder. They’ll discuss what parents can expect from a behavioral and development perspective, and look at strategies for dealing with this important developmental milestone.


Rob DiMedio and Michelle Blasberg, Fusion Academy (EP.04)

This week, we are delighted to have Rob DiMedio and Michelle Blasberg of Fusion Academy join us on JAA Your Way. Together we discuss why some schools have the same model and ideals that they did 100 years ago and what it would look like if education included more personalization and creativity. Traditional school is not for every student and we will explore how customized learning enhances student engagement and performance.


Lauren Goldner, The Occupational Training Center of Burlington County

This week, JAA Your Way is delighted to feature Lauren Ashley Goldner of The Occupational Training Center of Burlington County on the transition from school to employment. The next step after high school isn’t one-size-fits-all, and that’s especially true for individuals with disabilities seeking employment. They want to work but often there are barriers preventing this. We will discuss how DVRS, DDD, and area providers all work together to help people of all abilities lead meaningful,...


Dana Bookbinder, Esq of Bookbinder Law, LLC (EP.02)

Nationally certified elder and disability attorney Dana Bookbinder reviews the legal tools every parent of a child with special needs should consider to protect their beneficiary. Learn about the types of special needs trusts, what assets to use to fund them, and how to administer them. Power of Attorney, guardianship, and public benefits eligibility rules are also addressed.


Diana Sever, Esq. of Posternock Apell, P.C. (EP.01)

IEP. 504. LRE. FAPE. CST. And we are not talking alphabet soup. What do these mean and what do they have to do with my child’s special education needs? This seminar, JAA Your Way - The ABCs of IEPs, is designed to assist in translating and understanding the basics of special education law in NJ.