How to Help Your Child on the Spectrum Navigate a Bullying Situation

Bullying is a massive problem for all kids, but it’s often an even bigger issue for kids on the autism spectrum. They struggle to make friends, sometimes misunderstand the words or actions of their classmates, and do certain things a little bit differently than neurotypical children. And that often results in other kids treating those with autism differently and even bullying them.

As a parent, you may often feel completely helpless when it comes to your child and any issues they may be facing concerning bullying. You can’t go to school with them, so you’re often left in the dark about what’s going on at school, and there’s nothing you can do to help your child sort out their bullying issues.

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Luckily, we have an expert who’s here to help. There are things parents can do to help their children successfully navigate a bullying situation, even if they can’t be there in person. You might be surprised at how helpful some of these very simple tactics actually are. Your kid just needs the right tools to take with them to school.

In the video below, Evelyn Gould, MSc, BCBA, discusses different approaches for talking with our kids and helping them through hard times. These talks might not stop the bullying altogether (although they might!), but they can help your child handle the problem in a better way and get through it more successfully.

Some of these ideas are super helpful! Have you tried any of them and had any success? We’d love to hear about it!

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