Category Archives for "Bullying"

Articles that focus on children who feel threatened by other people through the use of threat, force, abuse, intimidation, aggression. Includes teasing and belittling.

When ASD Children Become Easy Prey For Bullies

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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How to Handle Bullying at School As the Parent of a Special Needs Child

How to Handle Bullying at School As the Parent of a Special Needs Child http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/handle-bullying-at-school-autism/

Growing up can be a challenge even under the best of circumstances. But when you are the parent of a child with a disability bullied because he or she is different, the ability to cope and resolve this type of situation can be upsetting. While there is no single or easy solution, there are several […]

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How Do You Know When Your ASD Child is Being Bullied?

Passing by a playground, you’ll sometimes hear bullying remarks like, “Hey, Fatty—the ocean isn’t even big enough for a whale like you!” So painful! Most of us have experienced the physical and/or emotional pain of bullying in our lifetime, the negative effects of which sadly can last a lifetime. Even as adults, we aren’t free […]

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The ABCs of Back to School for ASD Children: Anxiety, Bullying, Confusion…

Oh the wonders of a new school year. Back-to-school shopping, meeting a new teacher, a new colorful classroom welcoming students, new faces, sounds of hundreds of children returning to school, the sights, the sounds, the new routine — all things most neuro-typical children handle with stride but often overwhelm our spectrum children.  Most parents of […]

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Anti-Bullying Campaign

Anti-Bullying Campaign by Leslie Burby In April, Kevin Healey, a 38 year-old autistic man started a campaign to get stricter laws in England to help eradicate autism focused bullying. Kevin is no stranger to advocating for autism related issues/rights. According to his site (http://www.kevinhealey.net/?page_id=2), “Kevin Healey has been campaigning for autism rights for the last […]

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Hope for Bullied Kids on the Spectrum

Bullying by Leslie Burby Bullying is a very real and very prevalent problem among kids and teens on the spectrum.  However, a new study released by Autism Research Group (ARG) and Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) was able to prove that autistic children are able to “detect and respond to lies told by […]

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Q&A Section – Does bullying belong in an IEP?

This is the question of the month as featured in Issue Number 10 Question: Can bullying being put into an IEP? Answer: In the USA and the UK bullying can be addressed in the IEP (Individualized Education Program).  In the USA, IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) requires public schools to provide FAPE (Free Appropriate […]

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