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Events run seamlessly and future events can be offered due to 

C.H.I.L.D. Friends & Supporters.  Volunteers are a big part of that.  

Helping in any way is always appreciated and needed.  


High School Students - Colleges are looking beyond your SAT scores.  They want to see more community service involvement of possible incoming students.  Employers are also eager to know how in your community you have made a measurable difference and commitment.  High School Students that help The C.H.I.L.D. Organization earn letters of recognition for their service to be included with their college portfolios.  Written references for schools and employers are also provided for High School Student Volunteers.

To find out how you can be a C.H.I.L.D. Friend or Volunteer call us at 908.322.4020.

Click for more about our Student Centric and Community Service activities.


Fri, 9-25  :  Children's Movie Night Out

7:30 pm - 8:30pm

Municipal Building, Lower Level, Park Ave. Scotch Plains




Sat, 10-3 : CHILD Goes Green - 

Recycling Helps Kids

9 - 11am  & 11am - 1pm, Fanwood Recycling Center

Sun, 10-18 : Uplifting Awareness

12pm  - 5 pm

Scotch Plains Day, Town Center, Park Ave., Scotch Plains


Wed, 10-28 : Learning The Unwritten Rules by author, Dr. Natale Elman 

7:15 pm - 9:30 pm  


Municipal Building, Lower Level, Park Ave. Scotch Plains


Wed, 11-18 : Bullying Prevention & Intervention in Today's World by Laurie Sanchez, Anti-Bullying Specialist

7:15 pm - 9:30 pm  


Municipal Building, Lower Level, Park Ave. Scotch Plains




Wed, 12-2 : WARNING - Signs, Symptoms & Behaviors of Substance Abuse by Liz Knodel-Gordon, SAC

7:15 pm - 9:30 pm  


Municipal Building, Lower Level, Park Ave. Scotch Plains


Fri, 12-18  :  Children's Holiday Movie Night Out

7:30 pm - 9 pm, School One, Scotch Plains



Wed, 1-13-10 : Fireside Chat featuring-

Tom Beese, Director of Student Services

7:15 pm -  to take place at:

Municipal Building, Lower Level

Park Avenue, Scotch Plains

If you cannot attend, and you have a general question, please email your questions to

Susan Ibarra, President at :

Full Privacy and Complete Confidentiality is always maintained.  For questions that are personal and detailed, it is advised that you contact the Special Services Department in your school district directly.


Wed, 1-20 : How Yoga can Maximize Your Child's Development, Karen Rosen, Yoga Specialist 

7:15 pm - 9:30 pm  


Municipal Building, Lower Level, Park Ave. Scotch Plains




Sat, 1-30-10 : Volunteers Needed  for....     CHILD Goes Green - Recycling Helps Kids

9 - 11am  & 11am - 1pm, Fanwood Recycling Center



Wed, 2-17 :  Sensory Integration by Alisa Beth Olin, OT 

7:15 pm - 9:30 pm  


Municipal Building, Lower Level, Park Ave. Scotch Plains






Wed,  3-17 : SAVE TIME: Identify the Correct Lesson Objective, John Venninger

7:15 pm - 9:30 pm  


Municipal Building, Lower Level, Park Ave. Scotch Plains




Wed, 4-28 : The Developing Teenage Brain, Dr. Ilyse O'Desky 

7:15 pm - 9:30 pm  


Municipal Building, Lower Level, Park Ave. Scotch Plains


Transition to Middle School & High School

Student Centric Programs meet after school for 2 sessions for about 1 hour.  Dates for 7 school locations may vary and are currently taking place.


Fri,  5-14 : Student Awards & Recognition

This is a student event for the entire family.    Awards start at 7PM at Park Middle School, Scotch Plains


The Awards Committee needs volunteers

necessary for an event that has in the past provided Student Awards, Certificates, Entertainment, Dinner or Refreshments and other specials to hundreds of students and their families.  Call 322.4020



Wed, 6/16 - Alternative  to Help Your Struggling Child, Dr. Frank Dilollo 

7:15 pm - 9:30 pm  


Municipal Building, Lower Level, Park Ave. Scotch Plains



NOTE :  Registered Professionals - Make sure you submit  to your supervisors your Professional Development Hours earned at CHILD's workshops.   



As attending professionals may have had to submit their Professional Development Hours before the close of school, please note that the Certificates for Professional Development for this June program are for 2010.  Therefore when school resumes in September, the Certificates are still valid and should be submitted at that time.  Anyone with any questions should call - 908.322.4020


* Dates, topics, location and/or speakers are subject to change

Publications outside of CHILD work very hard to share our information.  However, in order to best serve everyone, please check this website to confirm the latest information, updates and accuracy regarding our events and programs.

CHILD would like to thank the Schools and the PTA's in Scotch Plains-Fanwood for their help in sharing our information.

Please RSVP to guarantee your seat & materials by calling 908.322.4020



Educational Workshops


Please RSVP to guarantee your seat & materials by calling 908.322.4020


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Throughout the year C.H.I.L.D. organizes and provides workshops that promote education, maximizes teaching, furthers awareness and is a NJ State registered provider of Professional Development Hours for teachers and other professionals.


Our programs provide resources, specific strategies and supports for parents, teachers and other specialists that work with children with and without 

LDs  because its not about 

Special Education,  it is however,  

all about Good Teaching!


The programs at CHILD apply to children of all ages, from Pre-K to College and beyond.  


Unfortunately the various issues and problems that affect children in the classroom or the lecture hall exist,  

with or without a diagnosis.  


However, it is vital to your child's success that their challenges are not 

overlooked or minimized.  If a child or adolescent is struggling day-to day with the same problems, or new issues develop, 

it is important to get appropriate help for your child.  It's also critical to your child's wellbeing that they are NOT blamed for not trying hard enough or that they are not paying attention.


CHILD programs do more than help parents and teachers with their struggling child.  CHILD programs actually help unite us all in creating awareness and advocacy in the common goal of helping our children to succeed and to do the best that they are possibly able to achieve.


Some of the many previous 

presenters for CHILD have included:  

  Dr. Michael Fowlin - "You Don't Know Me..." 

  Irv Finklestein . LCSW - Defiant Behavior

  Dr. Ilyse Odesky - Neuro-Psychologist - 

  Varying conditions

  Chris Anderton from Wizcom 

  Janet De Senzo from Kurzweil  Asst.Tech. 

  Alice Hunnicutt, SPAN 

  The late Elaine Gottschall, Author "Breaking 

  The Vicious Cycle" 

  Ron Baglio from Eagle Hill School 

  William Van Cleave  from Kildonan School 

  Jennifer Scully from Maplebrook School 

  Susan Conners - Tourette's Syndrome 

  Dr. Jed Baker - Author of the award-winning 

  Social Skills Picture Book series

  Doug Vogel - Financial Advisor, Co-Founder 

  of SNAP

  Lori Shery - Asperger's Syndrome Association

  Gregory Roper, PhD - Children's Specialized


  Dr. Donna Merchant, Audiologist

  Dr. Natalie Elman - Author "Unwritten Rules

  of Friendship"




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The CHILD Organization of Scotch Plains Fanwood is a chapter of 

The CHILD Organization.  If you are outside of our location and would like information about forming a 

CHILD Chapter in your area, 

please click here or call 908.322.4020






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