Thursday, July 12, 2012

Children with Disabilities Four Times as Likely to Experience Violence

By Nirvi Shah from On Special Education

A new report finds that children with disabilities are at about four times the risk of becoming victims of violence compared with children who don't have disabilities.

The authors said that while it's been the belief that children with disabilities are at greater risk of violence, this study is the first to quantify the prevalence and magnitude of that risk.

I've written about how students with disabilities are more likely to be bullied than their peers. And some especially disheartening stories like this one have crossed my desk. But I've never seen these numbers aggregated before in this way.

Read more HERE.
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