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Lunch & Learn Webinar Series

This free webinar safety series will discuss a variety of safety topics to help caregivers and professionals identify areas of concern and ways to protect children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Grab your lunch and join us!

Download the Lunch & Learn Webinar Series Flyer HERE.


September 20
Community Safety & Wandering Prevention for Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities | View Webinar HERE

It is essential that all people, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, understand and practice community safety skills. Observing common safety rules and practices is crucial to prevent unnecessary harm. This webinar will explain potential unsafe situations and will provide strategies for community safety, injury prevention, and getting help when needed. Attendees will learn about pedestrian and passenger safety issues, water safety, prevention and response strategies for a person who has eloped or wandered, and internet safety.


October 17
Emergency Preparedness for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities | View Webinar HERE

The importance of preparing for disasters is universal. Emergencies can happen anywhere and everyone must take action to prepare for something unexpected. However, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for being prepared when a loved one has an intellectual and developmental disability. Attendees will learn what to consider when planning for a disaster and what emergency shelters have in place to support people with disabilities.


November 6
Investigating and Prosecuting Financial Crimes Against People with I/DD | View Webinar HERE

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can be vulnerable to financial exploitation and fraud. Join us as Gloucester County Assistant Prosecutor Jacqueline Caban discusses financial crimes, what to look for and how to prevent you and/or your family member with I/DD from falling victim to economic crime.


December 12
People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Growing Old: Understanding and Supporting Age-Related Health Changes | Register HERE

Please join us as Margaret Gilbride, JD, CT, the Director of Transition, Employment, Aging & Disability at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, discusses how to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) through the aging process. We will discuss ways to improve accessibility at home and in community settings such as day programs, fitness centers, and places of worship.


January 15
How Caregivers Can Work Effectively With Law Enforcement and Emergency Responders | Register HERE

Building relationships with local law enforcement and first responders can help prevent possible misunderstandings from occurring. Join us as Jessica Oppenheim, Director of The Arc of New Jersey’s Criminal Justice Advocacy Program, discusses how families and caregivers can build theses positive relationships and what to do if a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability becomes involved in the criminal justice system.


February 12
Part 1 - Supporting the Village: Helping Parents and Caregivers to Support Youths' Healthy Sexual Development (Kindergarten - 6th grade) | Register HERE

As parents and caregivers, we worry about the health and wellbeing of our children. When we look through the lens of intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD), sometimes we get even more worried about lots of different things, like sex and sexuality. It can be difficult to know how or when to talk to children with I/DD about sex, particularly because we are afraid that they may be victimized. 

This 3-part webinar series is designed to increase parents' and caregivers' comfort in talking about sex and sexuality with their children. We will discuss the social, physiological, and emotional changes that happen before, during, and after puberty. We will provide tools and skills for parents and caregivers to support the development, independence, and success of their children.

March 12
Part 2 - Supporting the Village: Helping Parents and Caregivers to Support Youths' Healthy Sexual Development (7th - 12th grade) | Register HERE

April 16
Part 3 - Supporting the Village: Helping Parents and Caregivers to Support Youths' Healthy Sexual Development (Adulthood 18+) | Register HERE


May 21
Supporting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Healthy Relationships | Register HERE

All people, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, want happy and healthy relationships. Join us as Michael Pearson Jr., Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator for the New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project, discusses different types of relationships, and how to support a loved one look for and stay in a healthy relationship. The webinar will also focus on online dating and safety, establishing boundaries and teaching consent.