Join us at our 2023 #BeABuddy5K Race and Family Health/Fitness Expo at the Space Coast Field of Dreams in October - Date and Time TBA soon!

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. Our traveling "Unity Banner" is present at all of our Parker Foundation events; we take the "Pledge Against Bullying" and sign the banner as a symbol of our commitment to creating a kinder, more understanding and inclusive world for all. 

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 and Harassment of Students with Disabilities.pdf

Bullying does not discriminate.  For more information, for excellent resources and events, please visit the

PACER National Bullying Prevention website at:

Bullying Prevention Resources and Initiatives

The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development has partnered with the National Bullying Prevention Center to become a Champion Against Bullying!