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1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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August 2018

SCREA Meeting

August 21, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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September 2018

SCEA Rep/Exec Committee Meeting

September 13, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Presidents’ Council

September 13, 2018 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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LAT Meeting

September 25, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Living in a Post-Janus World

September 27, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER A mini review of the following topics: the implications of the Janus decision, the Workplace Democracy Act, contact from anti-union organizations promoting dropping membership, and the NJEA MARS ticketing system.  Information and resources were provided to assist local leaders when speaking to members about the benefits of membership and the consequences of dropping membership.  Special emphasis will be practicing/role playing how to handle members when they approach you to drop membership.

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October 2018

Autism: Applying Useful Techniques and Instructional Strategies to Maximize Learning

October 10, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER With increasing numbers of students who are identified with some form of autism, classroom teachers and educational support personnel have many questions about autism and the various diagnoses.  This presentation will explore the issues important to school personnel, such as features of autism and the autism spectrum.

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SCEA Monthly Meeting

October 11, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Presidents’ Council

October 11, 2018 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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SCREA Meeting

October 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Dues, Dollars and Desserts

October 16, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER Did you know it is possible to get your dues dollars back by taking advantage of NJEA member benefits that come with your NJEA membership?  We will show you how to get started! Join NJEA Mid-Career Network members to have some sweets and learn to navigate  NJEA Member Benefits, the Buyer's Edge and NEA Benefits. This event is open to ALL NJEA members.

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Take Back Your Paycheck

October 18, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER This workshop will focus on the financial hardships imposed by Ch.78 due to the continuing impact on member's net pay even once a local association has reached Tier 4. The effectiveness of various relief methods will be discussed, along with actual changes that have been negotiated at the bargaining table. Finally, we will discuss Ch.78 deductions in complex situations such as leaves of absences and retirements.

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CCSS: Higher Order Questioning Strategies

October 23, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER The Common Core State Standards place a strong emphasis upon the ability of students to apply knowledge to new and novel situations.  In order to better prepare students for the rigor the CCSS, teachers must now model the type of thinking required by the CCSS through higher order questioning.  This approach creates a learning environment that is conducive to growth by asking students to be explicit about their thinking, incorporate higher order questions into their repertoire and…

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November 2018

Special Education Today

November 12, 2018 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER This program provides an overview of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and NJ laws and regulations related to special education.  Topics will include: interventions in general education; 504 accommodations; IEPs; discipline; class size rules; dyslexia and more.  Participants will discuss how special education requirements are implemented in local school districts. 

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SCEA Rep/Exec Committee Meeting

November 15, 2018 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Presidents’ Council

November 15, 2018 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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LAT Meeting

November 28, 2018 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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December 2018

Grievance Process Cancelled

December 4, 2018 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER How to represent a member through the grievance process including BOE level grievance presentations; How to prepare a member for a Donaldson meeting and represent them at a Donaldson hearing.

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Rep. Council/Executive Committee Meeting

December 13, 2018 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Presidents’ Council

December 13, 2018 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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January 2019

SCREA Meeting

January 8 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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SCEA Rep/Exec Committee Meeting

January 10 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Presidents’ Council

January 10 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Paraprofessionals/Teachers: Effective Collaboration Cancelled

January 17 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER This workshop is designed to improve communication between certified and non-certified staff by clarifying expectations and coordinating procedures.  Mutual respect for the strengths and contributions of all who work with children is encouraged and reinforced through the collaborative activities in this training program.  This workshop is designed for paraprofessional-teacher teams. (Strongly recommended that both teachers and paras attend).

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LAT Meeting

January 22 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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February 2019

Release Time Q & A

February 7 @ 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Presidents’ Council

February 7 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Cyberbullying Awareness and Prevention for Educators

February 21 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER This workshop will share information about what our students are doing online and strategies to help them understand some of the potential dangers they face.  We will discuss strategies for educators to communicate these dangers to students.  We will explore the various forms of cyber bullying.  Finally, we will discuss social media issues for both students and school staff.

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March 2019

The Grievance Process

March 4 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER Participants will engage in practice scenarios to improve their skills on handling grievances and will have special emphasis during this workshop on how to prepare members for a Donaldson Hearing. 

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LGBTrans Cancelled

March 5 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER LGBTrans: Understanding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Issues in Education Recent changes in society and the law make it necessary for educators to have an increased understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students, families and colleagues.  This learning experience will introduce participants to issues relevant in the lives of LGBT students and families with a particular focus on school policy for transgender students.

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Paras/Teachers: Effective Collaboration

March 6 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER This workshop is designed to improve communication between certified and non-certified staff by clarifying expectations and coordinating procedures.  Mutual respect for the strengths and contributions of all who work with children is encouraged and reinforced through the collaborative activities in this training program.  This workshop is designed for paraprofessional-teacher teams.  (Strongly recommended that both teachers and paras attend.)

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SCREA

March 12 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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SCEA Rep/Exec Committee Meeting

March 14 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Presidents’ Council

March 14 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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SCREA Meeting

March 19 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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LAT Meeting

March 20 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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April 2019

ADD/ADHD

April 3 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER This workshop is designed to provide a basic understanding of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), including who, what, and why.

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Presidents’ Council

April 11 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Grievance: Case Studies

April 29 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER This workshop will review grievances that were taken to arbitration level.  We will review the circumstances and the facts of each of the cases and then discuss the outcomes.

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May 2019

Succeeding with Challenging Students Cancelled

May 8 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER Succeeding with difficult students represents ongoing challenges for the school staff.  This workshop provides participants with specifics in succeeding with students who are continually disruptive, persistently defiant, demanding of attention, or unmotivated.  These are the students who defy authority and cause stress, frustration, and anger.  Participants can apply what they learn at this workshop in their jobs.

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SCEA Rep/Exec Committee Meeting

May 9 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Presidents’ Council

May 9 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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LAT Meeting Cancelled

May 16 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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June 2019

County NEA RA Caucus

June 5 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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September 2019

LAT Meeting

September 11 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Rep. Council/Executive Committee Meeting

September 12 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Presidents’ Council

September 12 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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How to Elect Town Council/BOE Cancelled

September 19 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Participants will learn the nuts and bolts of identifying and recruiting candidates for elected offices in their town.  Electronic communications tools used to run an election campaign will be discussed.

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Authentic Assessment

September 24 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER Assessment practices range in quality and effectiveness.  The more relevant and authentic our practices are, the greater connection our students see to life beyond school.  Throughout this session, participants will explore authentic assessment practices and models that build student understanding, skill, and competency prior to designing authentic assessments to be used within their own classroom contexts.

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October 2019

Utilizing Community Communications Cancelled

October 2 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER This workshop will focus on a variety of ways to utilize community connections and communications, including social media, as well as effective ways to use these tools to further your local association's interests and support your positions.

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Diversity Cancelled

October 10 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Presidents’ Council

October 10 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences: ACEs Part 1

October 16 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER Participants will be introduced to the neuroscience of how trauma impacts the brain, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and how to build a Self-Healing Community.  This workshop encourages a shift in the way we think about our students' behavior and overall mental and physical health.  This shift is critical to informing not only our classroom instruction but our understanding how adverse childhood experiences impact the whole community.  This workshop is a prerequisite for Becoming a Self-Haeling Community:…

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SCREA Meeting

October 22 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Becoming a Self-Healing Community: ACEs Part 2

October 23 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER This session can only be taken if participants have attended Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences: Part 1.  Participants consider the overall health and well-being of their school community and begin to develop an action plan to intervene and shift their school community into a self-healing community.  Educators are urged to think collectively as leaders  and advocates on a larger scale than the 4 walls of their school buildings.  The space where this workshop is held should be conducive…

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November 2019

Presidents’ Council

November 14 @ 5:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Rep. Council/Executive Committee Meeting

November 14 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Autism: Applying Useful Techniques & Instructional Strategies to Maximize Learning

November 18 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
SCEA Office, 1140 U. S. Highway 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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CLICK TO REGISTER With increasing numbers of students who are identified with some form of autism, classroom teachers and educational support personnel have many questions about autism and the various diagnoses.  This presentation will explore the issues important to school personnel, such as features of autism and the autism spectrum.

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LAT Meeting

November 20 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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December 2019

Presidents’ Council 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.

December 12 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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