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October 21, 2014

Ed. Dept. Expands Guidance on Bullying and '504' Students With Disabilities

The information offers anti-bullying advice to schools regarding students covered by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which may include those with impairments such as depression or severe food allergies

August 20, 2013

Ed. Dept. Addresses Bullying of Students With Disabilities

Moving a student with disabilities to a more-restrictive setting to address bullying may violate special education law, a U.S. Department of Education guidance letter says.

January 15, 2013

Children With Autism Frequent Victims of Bullying

The bullying frequently leads to emotional trauma, according to a study published recently in a journal on behavioral pediatrics.

July 12, 2012

Children with Disabilities Four Times as Likely to Experience Violence

Researchers found that 26.7 percent of children with disabilities have been exposed to some kind of violence during their lives

May 04, 2012

Bullying Can Trigger Anxiety, Depression in Students with Disabilities

A new study concludes that young people, already burdened with chronic medical conditions or developmental disabilities, are at risk for anxiety and depression if they are excluded, ignored or bullied by their peers. The patients in the study had conditions including ADHD, cystic fibrosis, type 1 o...

March 27, 2012

Children With Autism More Likely to be Bullied

Researchers found that 63 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders have been bullied at some point in their lives, three times as much as their brothers and sisters who don't have the disorders.

October 05, 2011

Bullying Prevention a Special Concern for Students With Disabilities

The month of October is bullying prevention month, and some organizations are putting a special emphasis on preventing bullying of students with disabilities.

August 10, 2011

Students With Disabilities, Health Issues Bullied More Often

Students with disabilities or health problems are more likely to be the target of bullies than their classmates, according to a new study, but they were also slightly more likely to have attacked someone else at school or tell someone they would hurt them

March 17, 2011

Bill Calls on Schools to Report Bullying of Special Needs Pupils

A proposed law would require schools that receive federal money to report incidents of bullying to the federal government and specify whether they involved children with disabilities.

March 10, 2011

Fair and Appropriate, But Not Bully-Free

A federal judge ruled that "a fair appropriate public education does not require ... the District be able to prove that a student will not face future bullying...."

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