Children with Autism Vulnerable to School Bullies

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By Denise Reynolds RD for

Bullying in school is a major problem and children with disabilities are often targets. The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) notes that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are bully targets three times more often than their unaffected siblings.

Bullying is defined as an “aggressive behavior or intentional harm-doing which is carried out repeatedly and over-time in an interpersonal relationship characterized by an imbalance of power.” Victims rarely do anything to provoke the behavior, and bullying is a form of abuse.

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