Don’t miss the free parent workshop at Newmark this Tuesday, May 15 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m: Hidden Dangers – How to Keep Children and Adolescents Safe in the Community, School, and Home.
Have you ever been concerned about the safety and well-being of your child or student with autism or other developmental disabilities? Do you have concerns about wandering, Internet safety, school and transportation issues, sexuality and personal safety?
Whether your child is young or nearly adult, and regardless of their level of functioning, this workshop is a must. It 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. Issues addressed include:
· How to address wandering
· How to use new and existing technologies
· How to reduce risk from sexual predators
· Tips for making travel safer
· Addressing bullying
· How to make babysitting and other child care situations safer
· Applying safety techniques in the school setting
· How to avoid problems on the school bus
· Resources for ongoing support and assistance
Presenter: Gary Weitzen, Executive Director of POAC Autism Services, the largest provider of free autism training and education in NJ. Mr. Weitzen has 20 years experience in the risk management field. He is a Masters Level, safety and education expert with over 14 years experience in special needs program provision and education. Mr. Weitzen currently serves on the NJ Governor’s Council for Biomedical Research. In the past he has served as NJ representative for Unlocking Autism, and Vice President of Princeton Autism Technology. He has appeared on virtually every major network and local news station as an expert on autism and has given presentations to tens of thousands of people across NJ. Mr. Weitzen has three children. His eldest son Christopher has autism.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Newmark School
Workshop is open to the community and free of charge. Space is limited so please register today.