Beyond Bullies Presents at Tools For Transformation Conference to Help Parents with Children with Special Needs Handle Bullying

The Free Conference is expected to draw hundreds of professionals and families who care for youth with autism, development disabilities, ADHD, LD, mental health, education and advocacy.

The 8th Annual Tools for Transformation Conference kicks off with a legislative breakfast with stakeholders, elected officials, corporate executives, non-profit leaders, anti-bullying organizations, prison reform coalitions, and thought leaders will engage in a meaningful dialog that addresses some of our communities most complex issues.

This is the largest FREE parent and professional conference in Los Angeles for the special needs community. Over two days during Autism Awareness Month,  more than 35 medical, disability rights, attorneys, public policy and advocacy experts will present on a range of topics from closing the word gap to securing employment for individuals with disabilities. The conference gives parents and professionals and opportunity to network, to learn cutting edge strategies for providing care to those with disabilities and the 0 to 5 population, and to participate in a call to action that will impact policies that will improve the lives of children with disabilities and their families.

More than three hundred students will participate in an anti-bullying summit that will address how to tackle bullying as well as look at why children bully. The conference is free of charge and open to the public.  On Saturday, April 12th, sixteen workshops on school violence, bullying and challenges, facing children with special needs.  Both days are free of charge and childcare is available on Saturday at the conference, which is being held at the Junior Blind of America in Los Angeles.

Beyond Bullies founder and executive director, Melissa Sherman will speak at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday during the session titled:  Bullying and Special Needs.  Sherman says, “Unfortunately, children who appear or act differently tend to get bullied more and they need adults to advocate for them as well as help them learn to ward off bullying by being aware of how to handle it.”  She will discuss how children, caretakers and parents can identify, handle and report bullying.

This is the only free educational, advocacy and disability rights conference held in South Los Angeles. Special Needs Network, Inc. is a non-profit grassroots organization founded in 2005 in response to the crisis of autism and other developmental disabilities in Los Angeles, where thousands of special needs families living in disenfranchised communities struggle to receive proper care and services.

The 8th Annual Tools for Transformation Conference and Resource Fair will be held on Saturday at the Junior Blind of America Campus at 5300 Angeles Vista Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90043.


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