Leading Anti-Bullying Advocate To Speak at NAPT Summit Jodee Blanco, known as “The voice of America’s bullied students”, has agreed to partner with NAPT and make a keynote presentation at the 37th Annual NAPT Summit later this year. “NAPT has been at the forefront of efforts by the school transportation industry to prevent bullying from the start. They are renowned for their commitment to student safety and security in all respects”, said Blanco. “I am excited to work with them and look forward to helping them continue to lead the way.” Blanco is the author of The New York Times bestseller, Please Stop Laughing At Me . . . One Woman’s Inspirational Story. A chronicle of her years as the student outcast, the book inspired a movement inside the nation’s schools and is swiftly becoming an American classic. Referred to by many as “the anti-bullying bible,” it is required reading in hundreds of middle and high schools and numerous universities throughout the country. Please Stop Laughing at Me . . . has also been recognized as an essential resource by The National Crime Prevention Council, The Department of Health & Human Services, the National Association of Youth Courts, Special Olympics, The FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) and Teacher Magazine. Teens, teachers, parents and other adult survivors of peer abuse have embraced Blanco as the champion of their cause. Her acclaimed bullying prevention program - It’s NOT Just Joking Around!™ - has been presented to more than 500,000 students, teachers and parents nationwide at the behest of The United States Department of Interior, The United States Department of Justice and The National Catholic Educational Association. Hundreds of local school districts have adopted her initiatives as part of their core bullying prevention curriculum. It’s NOT Just Joking Around!™ has also generated tens of thousands of dollars in grant awards for schools and organizations coast to coast. Don’t miss her compelling keynote presentation, and the chance to get a personalized autographed copy of her book, on Monday, October 24th in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the NAPT Annual Summit.