Stories About Bullying: Personal Accounts from Autistic Individuals

Anti-Bullying Week is a great opportunity to share stories and open conversation about a very sensitive topic. For individuals on the spectrum, bullying can be more prevalent, more severe and, due to communication challenges, even harder to talk about. This article shares personal stories about bullying to inspire change… Wanting to raise awareness of some

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Is Your ASD Child Being Bullied? Five Ways to Take Action

When your autistic child is the target of bullying, your first response is often an emotional one, followed by wanting to act in the most effective, action-oriented way. This article offers a few helpful suggestions. When you discover your child is being bullied, you may be angry, fearful, or sad. These emotional responses are natural

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Autism: The ‘Forgotten Kids’

“I wouldn’t change you for the world, but I would change the world for you,” says every parent of a child with autism. Autism is often seen as an invisible illness. People cannot “see” the disability like they can see a person in a wheelchair or with a deformity; they just see the quirky behaviors.

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Ways to Protect a Child With Autism From Cyberbullies https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/protect-autism-child-from-cyberbullies/

Many people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) find communication challenging, which in turn, can create a heavy reliance on the digital and online world.  While helpful in many ways in connecting people, the Internet can open people up to a world where there are no rules or protections. The most common online danger these days

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When ASD Children Become Easy Prey For Bullies https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/asd-children-easy-for-bullies/

Bullying is an issue for all adolescents and teens, but none more so than those on the autism spectrum who often experience abusive and antagonistic behavior from peers nearly half of the time. That’s about twice as often as bullying experienced by average adolescents, according to the National Bullying Prevention Center. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

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