Research shows that Special Needs students are 2-3 times more likely to be bullied than their non-disabled peers. Bullying can negatively impact a child’s access to education and lead to decrease in grades, inability to concentrate and loss of interest in academic achievement.
October is Anti-Bullying Month and LA Feat is committed to making a difference. Please join us for an informative and powerful presentation by Robyn Reagan, Program Director at Circle of Friends. Robyn will talk about awareness (types of bullying and signs your child is being affected), and strategies (what schools are doing to help reduce bullying). In addition, she will talk about programs like Circle of Friends that can help implement school inclusion and create a safe environment for your child.
Robyn Reagan has been improving systems and building capacity for children, youth and families for over 25 years. She began her career as a teacher/counselor and school administrator for students with learning disabilities and has consulted with school districts on positive behavior supports, diversity, and parent engagement. Her first role model was Helen Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, and she has become a lifelong advocate for children who struggle to make their gifts and needs known. Robyn is inspired by the work of Circle of Friends, and is currently their Program Director.
You won’t want to miss this meeting!