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Hidden Dangers & How to Keep Children & Adults w/ Disabilities Safe

Middletown Township Friends of Different Learners

Monday, April 8, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

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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.
POAC’s Hidden Dangers Program educates parents, family members, and professionals working with children and adults with autism and other special needs and disabilities about issues relating to safety, emergency preparedness, and crisis intervention.   It is presented in a format that addresses a variety of special needs and levels of functioning across the life span. Specifically, the program will cover:
  • Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Safety Issues
  • Sexuality and Personal Safety
  • Internet Safety
  • How to address wandering
  • Bullying
  • 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
The program will offer concrete suggestions and strategies that can be applied immediately to increase safety and decrease risk at home, in the classroom, and in the community. Each participant will also receive a Free Safety Kit which includes many important resources and tools.
Have questions about Hidden Dangers & How to Keep Children & Adults w/ Disabilities Safe? Contact Middletown Township Friends of Different Learners

When & Where

64 Tindall Rd
Middletown, NJ 07748

Monday, April 8, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

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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.

Contact mtfodl@gmail.com to be added to our email list for meeting minutes and workshop information.

Co-leaders contact:
Stephanie Cartier stephmark3@gmail.om or
Karen Antone pkantone1@yahoo.com

Add our Gmail calendar for school calendar,

events & meetings (listed as mtfodl@gmail.com)
“LIKE” our Facebook page to share district information, local workshops, and resources (under construction).http://www.facebook.com/pages/Middletown-Township-Friends-of-Different-Learners/234939449864619
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Hidden Dangers & How to Keep Children & Adults w/ Disabilities Safe
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