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Sunday, January 13, 2013
Bullying Takes Toll On Kids With Autism
Children with autism are experiencing high rates of bullying and face significant emotional consequences as a result, a new study finds.
In what’s believed to be the largest look ever at autism and bullying, researchers found that 38 percent of children with the developmental disorder were bullied over a one-month period, in many cases repeatedly. What’s more, of those who were victims, 69 percent experienced emotional trauma and 8 percent were physically harmed as a result.
The findings were published this month in a study in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. They are based on a survey of parents of more than 1,200 kids with autism from across the country.
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