The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development is committed to making a difference for ALL children and teens - to encourage kindness, inclusion, and acceptance 100% of the time. As part of our plan and to help educate students, families, educators and the community on bullying prevention tactics - we have partnered with PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center to become a "Champion Against Bullying" organization. In addition to FREE educational seminars and bullying prevention events, our "Volunteer Peer Buddy" program and family centered model works to join ALL children and families together to break down barriers and encourage inclusion, acceptance, and working together as a team in a positive, non-judgemental environment.
"Only 10 U.S. studies have been conducted on the connection between bullying and developmental disabilities but all of these studies found that children with disabilities were two to three times more likely to be bullied than their nondisabled peers. One study shows that 60 percent of students with disabilities report being bullied regularly compared with 25 percent of all students."
To read more on this article found on the National Bullying Prevention Website, click on the link below:
Bullying does not discriminate. For more information, for excellent resources and events, please visit the
PACER National Bullying Prevention website at:
We are excited to add Learn Psychology as a resource on our Champion Against Bullying page - please visit their website to access their guide which includes tips and strategies to help reduce rates of bullying and understand how to handle situations if they should arise:
"Did you know that 10% of young people have attempted to commit suicide as a result of bullying?
Bullying is a serious problem that has far-reaching implications for the person being bullied and even for the bully as well. The team at Learn Psychology has created a new resource for Bullying Awareness & Prevention - you can check it out here: http://www.learnpsychology.org/now/bullying/
Highlights of this guide include:
- Helpful strategies to help those dealing with a bully, as well as resources that school administrators can utilize
- Expert advice from Dr. Marlene Seltzer, director No Bullying Live Empowered (NoBLE) Center
- Spotlight on the growing problem of cyberbullying on social media
We can't stop bullying from happening, but we can spread awareness and share resources for those dealing with a bully."
Bullying Prevention Resources and Initiatives
2016 Be a Buddy Event
We had a blast at our first annual "Be a Buddy - STOP Bullying" Jamboree and Family Fun Day!
This event is FREE for families to attend, and jam-packed with positive, educational, empowering messages from our speakers, performers and guests as well as fun activities for all ages. Our goal is to bring awareness to the growing need for action against bullying, and how we as families and a community can come together to stand up and put a STOP to bullying! We are in process of planning our 2017 event; details coming soon! #beabuddy
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The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development has partnered with the National Bullying Prevention Center to become a Champion Against Bullying!