Ocean County Library Discusses the “Hidden Dangers” Of Autism

Parents of Autistic Children Executive Director Gary Weitzen presents “Hidden Dangers and Keeping Children with Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities Safe” at two Ocean County Library branches this fall.

The program is held at the Toms River branch (101 Washington Street) on October 7, and at the Lacey branch (10 East Lacey Road) on October 23. Both programs start at 6:30 p.m.

This program educates parents, family members and professionals working with children and adults with autism and other special needs and disabilities about safety and crisis intervention issues. Topics include emergency preparedness, sexuality, personal safety, technolog, bullying, education and more.

Weitzen is an expert on autism. Governor Chris Christie appointed him to the Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism.

These programs are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register, call the Toms River branch at (732) 349-6200, the Lacey branch at (609) 693-8566 or online at www.thoceancountylibrary.org

Professional development certificates will be provided. Ocean County Library is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider.

This program is funded through a community collaboration of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Ocean County Youth Services Commission, the Ocean County Health Department, New Jersey Superior Court Ocean County Probation Juvenile Supervision, Ocean County Library, Municipal Alliance Project and the New Jersey Governors Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

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