The livestreamed attack on a man with mental disabilities in Chicago has raised attention to the problem of bullying in this uniquely vulnerable population.
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January 09, 2017
October 21, 2014
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
April 22, 2014
The 16-year-old, who has autism, says that he wants to remain friends with the two teens accused of mistreating him and recording the abuse on cellphone videos.
August 20, 2013
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
The bullying frequently leads to emotional trauma, according to a study published recently in a journal on behavioral pediatrics.
July 12, 2012
Researchers found that 26.7 percent of children with disabilities have been exposed to some kind of violence during their lives
May 04, 2012
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
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
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 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