ERIE, Pa - Bullying can affect anyone, but children and adults with special needs are particularly vulnerable.
Barber National Institute is hosting a free program to help parents better learn how to protect their children as they mature and become more independent.
The program, "Social Safety for Children and Adults with Special Needs," explores some of the social dangers that exist and strategies to keep their loved ones safe.
Behavior Support Coordinator, Ann Ellison, says that in the program, she explains how parents can, "Do your best to teach them skills that can help overcome those weaknesses or vulnerabilities and always have a plan for what to do in case there's a problem."
The program will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20th at Barber National Institute.
It is free to attend.
Childcare for all ages will be provided at no cost.
To register for childcare, RSVP to LaurenGlass@BarberInstitute.org or call 878-5903.
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