International Bullying Prevention Conference
 
B6. Bullying Prevention: Supporting Students with Disabilities

Speaker
Dr. Juanita Kirton, Special Education Advisor, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education
James Palmiero, Ed.D., Director, PaTTAN


Description
This session will be a workshop presentation that will utilize both a power point and audience engagement. Participants will review state and federal data on students with disabilities and bullying. Explore why variations in disabilities make some students more vulnerable to bullying. Discussion on the Federal laws that protect students/persons with disabilities and what school districts policies and procedures must include. Provide participants with tools on use Individual Education Plan process (IEP) to assist students with disabilities on self-advocacy, safe spaces/persons in schools.