Autism Issues Complicate Anti-Bullying Task

Children with autism are more likely to be bullied than other children, but there are ways for schools to intervene and mitigate instances of bullying.  Experts say that one way for schools to address bullying of students with autism is to take a step back and examine the entire school environment. And, while social-skills training is commonly a part of the individualized education program, or IEP, for students with autism, such instruction should not be limited just to them, experts say. Everyone – regardless of their ability – can improve on their communication skills and emotional awareness.