Supporting the Parent Centers Who Serve Families of Children with Disabilities

Effective January 1, 2024

SPAN has moved into new offices two blocks from the offices we occupied for 27 years. Visitors are welcome and all mail should be directed to our new address at:

570 Broad Street, Suite 702

Newark, NJ 07102


Featured Resource

What Is Motivational Interviewing?

Finding the motivation to make positive lifestyle changes can be hard for anyone. For teenagers, it can be especially difficult when  parents are the ones telling them to do it. But if they’ve fallen into unhealthy habits like vaping or alcohol abuse, change can be beneficial. Motivational interviewing is a form of therapy that creates a safe, non-judgmental environment for teens to establish their own goals and values and see how changing unhealthy behaviors can benefit them in the long run.

This series of articles comes from the Child Mind Institute, with most available in English and Spanish. Why might teens be resistant to therapy and how can parents and others to help them get the treatment they need? The articles explain how motivational interviewing can help teens gain the self-confidence to make important behavioral changes. To read more about motivational interviewing, and to connect with the articles in both English and Spanish, please visit CPIR's abstract.

Featured Parent Center

Resources for Parents from KENTUCKY S.P.I.N. (Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network)


KENTUCKY S.P.I.N. is the Parent Training and Information Center for the state of Kentucky. KENTUCKY S.P.I.N. links families and individuals with disabilities to valuable resources that will enable them to live productive, fulfilling lives. KENTUCKY S.P.I.N. has many of resources for parents on topics such as Education, IDEA, Section 504, Advocating for Your Child, Behavior, Transition to Adulthood and Community Resources. Check them out!


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Buzz | Youth Transitions, State Assessments, and More

This Buzz is packed with info for you and the families and professionals you serve. We start off with a Dear Colleague Letter from the feds, share 3 resources for and about youth in transition to adulthood, and 3 others focused on state assessments, which are meant to be shared with families.

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