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  • Office of Special Education Programs
    P.O. Box 500
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
    phone: (609)292-0147
    fax: (609)984-8422

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    Transition from School to Adult Life

    Dare to Dream

    Dare to Dream
    Student Leadership Conferences

    The Office of Special Education is proud to sponsor regional Dare to Dream Student Leadership conferences that highlight the importance of student self-advocacy and leadership. Each conference features presentations from accomplished students and adults with disabilities who have demonstrated exemplary self-advocacy and leadership skills. Additionally, the conference program includes a variety of concurrent breakout sessions that provide conference attendees opportunities to gain insight into the transition and self-advocacy process. Students participate in workshops led by their peers who are developing their own self-advocacy and leadership skills. Parents are also welcome to attend with their district. Workshop topics include goal setting, self-discovery, student self-advocacy, and planning your future. The Dare to Dream Student Leadership conferences have long been a positive and empowering experience for thousands of New Jersey’s students.

    For more information about the Dare to Dream Student Leadership conferences, contact Bob Haugh at (609) 633-6431.

    Exemplary Student Keynotes:

    2012 (Videos)

    Alessandra and Adrianna DelPrincipe
    Bridgewater-Raritan High School

    Amara Riccio
    Howell High School

    Jason Mittman
    Colts Neck High School

    Rocco Fiorentino
    Eastern Regional High School