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Ron Shuali is the keynote speaker for the NJCEC Spring 2019 Conference.

Program focus is “Working Hand ‘n Hand”

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College of New Jersey is hosting the New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children (NJCEC) Spring 2019 Conference on Friday, March 22 in Friends Hall in the Scott Student Center. The event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the premiere special education conference for the state of New Jersey.

The conference will include more than 50 workshop presentations on topics including: Mindfulness in Education, Hot Button Legal Issues in Special Education, Using Technology to Empower Students with Disabilities, Pre-School Strategies, Building Collaborative Relationships Between Parents and School, and Multisensory Reading Strategies. Workshops will also focus on ‘make-and-take’ activities, which teachers can bring back to their classrooms.

More than 300 educators and administrators will be in attendance, as well as five students with special needs and their families who will be receiving scholarships.

Ron Shuali, M.Ed., will present the keynote address “Yogarate: Integrating Positive Energy into Your Classroom” from 9-10:15 a.m. Shuali is a noted educator, speaker and trainer on topics including social emotional learning, bullying solutions, and behavior management. Through his presentation using yoga, breathing techniques and age-appropriate martial arts, Shuali will discuss behavior modification training for teachers who work with students with challenging needs.

Julie Norflus-Good, Director of the Masters of Arts in Special Education program at Ramapo College, serves as President of the NJCEC.

“This is an incredible opportunity for Ramapo College to be hosting this conference. I feel honored to be part of a college that believes in giving back to the community,” said Norflus-Good. “The NJCEC community encompasses so many diverse and extraordinary children, families, and educators. This collaboration is tremendous and impacts the lives of many.”


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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