Hidden Dangers and How to Keep Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Safe in the Community, School, and Home
- Children with special needs are seven times more likely to have contact with law enforcement than their typically developing peers.
- In a recent survey conducted by NAA, 92% of the respondents said their children with developmental disabilities are at risk of wandering.
- Autistic children and adults are at greater risk of being exposed to internet pornography, online sexual predators, and becoming victims of online fraud.
- 80 – 90% of developmentally disabled females and 40-50% of developmentally disabled males are sexually abused by the time they are 18 years old.
- Emergency room visits are twice as common for those with autism.
- Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
- Fire Safety Issues
- Sexuality and Personal Safety
- Internet Safety
- How to address wandering
- Behavioral interventions including social stories, activity schedules, visual cues, and more
- School and Transportation Issues
- Resources for ongoing support and assistance
- Physical modifications to the home and classroom
When & Where
Middletown Township Friends of Different Learners
The MTFODL parent group meets the second Wednesday of every month at Panera in Middletown at 7:30 pm and the second Thursday of every other month
(the following week if no school) at Talierico’s in Union Square on Rt. 35 from 10 am until 12 pm. Please email us for updated list of meeting dates
Our network of parents support a spectrum of learning differences including ADHD, dyslexia, behavior issues, and a wide range of specific disabilities.
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