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OPEN: Orange Parent Education Network

 
 
Who We Are
Our goal is to bring parents, educators, students and community professionals together to better serve the needs of our children.  O.P.E.N. hopes to reach all families, especially whose children (from preschool to high school) have special needs and learning or attention differences, including: 
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Auditory and language processing disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental Delays
  • Dyslexia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Emotional / mental health issues
  • Physical / medical issues
  • Any many more... 
Our hope is to provide guidance and support to caregivers, children, educators and the community through sharing information and resources, holding monthly meetings on important topics, encouraging programming that enhances the school environment, collaborating with educators and increasing awareness in school and beyond.  Anyone is welcome to attend 0.P.E.N. meetings or social events, whether your child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan, or those just curious to learn and network with others.
 

 What We Stand For
  • We are a parent driven group with a goal to support, educate and provide networking opportunities and resources for all
  • We seek to maintain a strong relationship and open communication with the Special Education Administration and Staff
  •  Celebrate our children's differences and garner the support they need from the Orange School Community and beyond
  •  Create a community within a community
 
What We Do 
  • Provide support and networking for parents 
  • Educate parents, teachers and the community on important issues through educational speakers and programming
  • Serve as a liason between parents and school to encourage communication and collaboration
  • Provide IEP / 504 support
  • Offer playgroups and social opportunities for families
  • Promote programming to enhance children's experience at school and beyond
  • Create a quarterly newsletter to keep parents informed




 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2016/2017

OPEN COMMUNITY MEETING - 01.23.17

OPEN / FRIENDSHIP FARM FUNDRAISER

 Email clevelandfriendshipfarm@gmail.com to sign-up!
 
 
Click here for more information! 
 
Email OrangecsdOPEN@gmail.com with any questions. 

OPEN CORE COMMITTEE

2016-2017 CORE COMMITTEE
 
 
 President  Courtney Lepene  courtneylepene@gmail.com
 Communications / Secretary  Laurie Engel

lengel887@gmail.com

   Inna Vaytsman  innafv@yahoo.com
  Programming  Najla Golebiewski  najoolie@gmail.com

 Sheila Murphy  weechiapet@aol.com
 Membership  Lisa Konover  lmkonover@aol.com
 Advisor  Melissa Korland  mkorland@gmail.com
     
 
 
Please contact orangecsdOPEN@gmail.com for more information

CONNECTIONS NEWSLETTER

 

2016-2017 OPEN Meeting Schedule

09/29/16  Advocating for your Child-ARC
10/26/16  Rachel Torrence - CCBDD  
11/30/16  Orange's Special Ed. Program
01/25/17  School Transitions
02/22/17  Nessa Siegel-IEP/504 Support
03/22/17  Nicole Gerami - Social Skills
04/26/17  Lisa Bachman-Different Like Yo
05/31/17  Wrap-up/Plan for next year

OPEN / Friendship Farm Monthly Fresh Farm Baskets

To express interest, email clevelandfriendshipfarm@gmail.com with the subject line “Friendship Farm—Orange” to be included in the group email
 
PICK-UP DATES
12/06/16
01/10/17
02/07/17
03/07/17
04/04/17
05/02/17
06/06 /17
 
Click here for more information on the Cleveland Friendship Farm 
 

LINKS

OPEN Contact Information Form

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