Education & Training

The Family Resource Network offers a variety of educational opportunities for both professionals and families.

Educational Opportunities

The Family Resource Network offers a variety of educational opportunities for both professionals and families. Our trainings and education programs are offered virtually and in person. Topics include epilepsy, autism, transition, IEP development, and caregiving, to name a few.

Autism Scholarship Program

A scholarship opportunity for graduating New Jersey high school residents with a diagnosis of Autism who plan on pursuing post-secondary education at a college or vocational level. Application due May 1.

Geographic area: Statewide

Contact: 732-262-8020

Epilepsy Public and Professional Presentations

Training and in-services on the medical, educational and social impact of epilepsy available to any interested organizations. Specialized training available for: school nurses, school personnel, students, seniors, first responders, and law enforcement.     

Geographic area: Statewide

Contact: 800-336-5843

 

Epilepsy Scholarship Program

For graduating high school seniors with epilepsy who are pursuing their educational goals and who have financial need. Scholarship recipients are selected through a competitive process.

Geographic area: Statewide

Contact: 800-336-5843

 

KIDZ Connect

KIDZ Connect Training helps school-age children with intellectual & developmental disabilities successfully integrate with their peers in existing after school programs by providing free training to after school staff.

Geographic area: Statewide

Contact: 732-262-8020

 

Training Calendar

The online calendar provides professionals with a tool to help plan and promote events, as well as a place for family members and caregivers to access detailed information about activities in their area.

Geographic area: Statewide

Contact: 732-262-8020

 

Youth Caregiver Award

 For outstanding caregiving service to a family member by an individual aged 18 or younger.

Geographic area: Statewide

Contact: 732-262-8020

 

Webinars

Interactive online sessions intended to assist family members and professionals

working within the field of disabilities. We welcome you to view our archived webinars at your convenience and to explore the upcoming sessions that are currently accepting registration.

Geographic area: Statewide

Contact: 800-372-6510

RSS Epilepsy News from The Family Resource Center

  • Seize the Wave Surfing Instruction Event Coming this July
    Seize the Wave is a special surf instruction event brought to you through a collaboration between Epilepsy Services of NJ and Paul’s Purple Warriors.
  • 2021 Epilepsy Scholarship
    Epilepsy Services of New Jersey is pleased to announce a scholarship program for New Jersey high school seniors who have epilepsy.
  • Medicinal Cannabis Symposium
    A virtual Medicinal Cannabis Symposium on April 20, 2021 to educate, inform, and inspire patients and caregivers about the appropriate pathways for safe access to medicinal cannabis.
  • 45th Annual Golf Classic & Dinner
    The 45th Annual Golf Classic is a day-long event in which guests enjoy 18 holes of golf at the Upper Montclair Country Club, New Jersey’s top private golf club.
  • Epilepsy Stories: The Steele Family
    This is the Steele family. Barbara and her husband Jon Steele of Runnemede New Jersey, take care of their 47 year old daughter Kim who is brain damaged, legally blind and subject to grand mal epileptic seizures. They have taken care of Kim throughout most of their adult life, and while they never anticipated caregiving […]
  • Epilepsy Stories: Brittany Bernath
    On January 25, 2014, I woke up to my family standing around me, looking more concerned than I had ever seen them. Realizing that I was in a hospital bed, I was utterly confused. I had no idea what happened, and had no recollection of the hours prior. All I knew was that I had an excruciating headache, […]
  • 2021 Glow Walk Run
    Epilepsy Services of New Jersey’s Glow Walk Run is a Halloween themed 5k walk/run complete with assorted activities and resources for families to enjoy while aiding ESNJ’s quest in raising funds and spreading awareness to improve the quality of life of those living with Epilepsy.
  • Paint The Pony Purple 2020
    ESNJ’s Paint the Pony Purple is held every year at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park New Jersey to raise awareness for Epilepsy and provide a safe and fun concert for individuals with Epilepsy and their families.
  • Step Therapy Bill A4815 Introduced
    #BREAKINGNEWS: Epilepsy Services of New Jersey applauds The NJ Assembly Health & Senior Services and Assemblyman Herb Conaway for the Introduction of A4815 which calls for the establishment of certain guidelines for health insurance carriers concerning step therapy protocols. Step therapy, or fail first, is a process that requires individuals who have been prescribed certain […]
  • “Paul’s Law” Is Officially Signed By Governor Murphy
    Governor Phil Murphy today signed S4141, also known as “Paul’s Law”, which will authorize parents or guardians to request the use of an individualized health care plan for students with epilepsy or seizure disorders. The law is named after Paul St. Pierre, a 13-year-old boy from Maple Shade who has epilepsy and advocated for the […]
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