‘Bullying of Individuals with Special Needs’ workshop set Oct. 25
STEVENSVILLE — Partners for Success and SECAC (Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee) will host Maureen van Stone, Esq., M.S., Associate Director of MCDD (Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities) at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Founding Director of Project HEAL, who will present “Bullying of Individuals with Special Needs and Disabilities” workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Queen Anne’s County Library, Centreville Branch.
Van Stone’s presentation will include an overview of the issues of bullying, harassment, and intimidation of students with special needs and disabilities. She will also provide an analysis of evidence-informed prevention strategies, along with an overview of federal guidance, state laws and policies. Additionally, she will share a case law summary and best practices to address the issues of bullying. A question and answer period will immediately follow the presentation. This session is appropriate for parents, caregivers, providers/therapists and educators of children with special needs, disabilities, autism and other disorders.
She is the associate director of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute and the founding director of Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law), a MCDD community-based program. Project HEAL is Maryland’s only comprehensive medical-legal partnership, which provides advocacy and legal services to lowand moderate-income families and children with disabilities who receive services at KKI.
The program is free, and includes food and refreshments. Registration is required, and space is limited. For more information about this program and to register, please contact Jennifer Doege, parent coordinator – Partners for Success: firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-758-3693.
MAUREEN VAN STONE