WEST MILFORD — The Association for Special Children and Families (ASCF) is helping parents get ready for the new school year by offering a free workshop on "Understanding Basic Rights in Special Education," on Friday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. It will be held at Hillcrest Community Center, Room 21, 1810 Macopin Road in West Milford. This is an introduction to the rights and responsibilities of parents of children with special needs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, a federal law known as IDEA, the state Special Education Code and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act. The following week, the ASCF will be offering an Assistive Technology Fair on Friday, Sept. 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Community Center Gym. There will be information and presentations on technology helpful to youngsters with disabilities and special learning needs. For more information phone Judy at 973-728-0999.For more information on about the fair or to sign up for the workshop, call 973-728-0999. ASCF is a community parent resource center funded by the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education. It is located in West Milford but serves Passaic, Morris and Sussex counties through workshops, support groups, special education advocacy guidance and more. Visit their Web site at www.ascfamily.org.