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Resources, toolkits and links to help you disable bullying Bullying: Special Needs Resources AbilityPath.org provides a variety of resources for parents, teachers and professionals to help disable bullying. Do you have a resource to share? Contact us Pare..
Stories ripped from the headlines from parents on their child’s experience with bullying. “My daughter is a wonderful, adorable, sweet child with Down syndrome. The bullying she encountered started in elementary school and has followed her to midd..
Individualized Education Programs offer opportunities to combat bullying Although they may be targets, children who are bullied do not have to remain victims. With the appropriate tools and support systems in place, a child can be a part of changing the s..
A review of what current legal resources and laws exist to help parents of children with special needs Since 2005, the issue of bullying has become so important that 45 of the 50 states have passed laws against it. In 2010, several states have intensified..
Finding opportunties in the classroom for teachers and students to disable stereotypes and bullying When Juliette Wallen, a mother in San Marcos, Calif., heard that her son, “J,” was being bullied at school, she quickly reached out to people at www.Br..
An overview on AbilityPath.org’s Report and Guide to Bullying and Special Needs Julia Nimir, a young woman with Down syndrome and subject of the documentary “Walking in my Shoes,” was bullied most of her life. She shared through her personal exp..
When bullying a child with special needs goes off the playground and online Marcia Jones experienced first-hand the number one fear of all parents in America: cyberbullying. Her son, Jacob, was the victim of a schoolyard bullying incident that was videota..
Parents must be the primary managers and advocates of their child with special needs. Parents should familiarize themselves with the different forms of bullying that a child with special needs may experience: Manipulative bullying: This form of bullying o..
“For over 13 years, I have been a practicing attorney and advocate for families of children with special needs. There is not a week that goes by where I do not learn of a case of bullying directed toward a child with special needs.” – Attorney Bully..
Programs and approaches that work in schools, communities and homes to disable bullying Across the nation, entire industries of consultants and businesses have formed with curriculums, workshops and pep talks to combat bullying in schools. Although well-i..