March 17, 2011

Congressional Briefing about Bullying of Special Needs Children

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Children with special needs are often the victims of the bullying epidemic plaguing our communities. Although bullying is finally becoming a national conversation, too little attention is paid to children with special needs, who are among the most vulnerable targets.
 
Dewey Square Group teamed up with Ability Path, Community Gate Path, Special Olympics and Best Buddies to release “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes”, one of the few U.S. reports to focus exclusively on the bullying of children with special needs.
 
“Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” resulted from interviews with experts, educators and parents of special needs children about this escalating issue. This groundbreaking report exposes a startling statistic. An estimated 60% of children with special needs will be target of bullying while on average, 25% of US students will be a victim of bullying.
 
Today, March 16th, Congressmember Jackie Speier, along with Congressmember Cathy McMorris Rodgers, will host a briefing on this important report and Dewey Square Group would like to extend an invitation to you to attend this important briefing, which will also feature Sheryl Young, CEO of AbilityPath.org and Glee actress Lauren Potter, a 20-year-old woman with Down syndrome. Space is limited. Please RSVP.
 
What: Congressional Briefing about Bulling of Special Needs Children
 
Where: 210 Cannon House Office Building
 
Who: Congressmember Jackie Speier, Congressmember Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sheryl Young, CEO of AbilityPath.org and Glee actress Lauren Potter
 
When: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
RSVP to Josh Connolly at josh.connolly@mail.house.gov