In the three short days since posting Part 1 of this series – I’ve received a lot of private feedback and a few public comments; there is no doubt that bullying is a major issue and concern for all for American families, but especially families raising children with special needs. Please feel encouraged to leave a comment or question below, chances are – someone else has the same question or is feeling the same emotions. Look for Part 3, the final post in this series, on Monday. Again, I’d like to extend my thanks to Dr. Lisa M. Elliott for sharing her knowledge and expertise here with us.
LAW: Are there certain populations of kids, (for instance our children living with Autism Spectrum Disorders), who may be more at risk of being targeted by bullies?
Dr. Elliott: Unfortunately there appears to be several populations of children that are more of a target for bullying than others. A broad overall way to answer that question is that any child who “appears different” than the bully is often a target.