Autism Bullying Analyzed
The impact of bullying is not a secret. There have been many studies that look to find the psychological and emotional effects of being bullied that have had some very disturbing findings to report. The statistics and impact of bullying on students on the autism spectrum need to be known to fully grasp the issue.
At Blue Parachute, we want to make it easier for all involved to comprehend situations like these and others. As providers of educational autism therapy videos that provide help for parents, guardians, and teachers of children on the spectrum, we also host a blog containing an array of articles on topics related to ASD.
Below we have provided an introduction to the prevalence of autism bullying and how this affects children on the spectrum. Continue reading to learn what this entails and what you can do. You can also look at our FAQ page, which can answer your questions about autism spectrum disorder, how we help, and more.
A Look Into Autistic Bullying Statistics
It is estimated that roughly 20% of all children get bullied at some point in their lives. While this number is already much too high, it is dwarfed by the prevalence of bullying among children on the spectrum. It is estimated that a whopping more than 60% of children on the autism spectrum experience bullying. When you understand the social difficulties that surround the condition, that number becomes even scarier.
Children can be blunt and cruel at times, as they don’t fully understand the effects their words or actions may have on someone else. Intervention can help. It is estimated that up to 50% of all bullying stops when a peer intervenes and checks the actions of another. But when the bullying does not stop, serious consequences could ensue.
How Bullying Students With Autism Affects Them
Just like any other child, with or without special needs, emotional and behavioral support is important. This is especially true for children on the spectrum, and autism bullying goes directly against their personal development.
Children on the spectrum who experience bullying will often see a decrease in their grades, increased difficulty concentrating, and a loss of interest in schoolwork. In addition, their self-esteem can also be negatively impacted. The bullying effects on education and interpersonal relationships cannot be ignored.
Be part of the solution. Have those difficult but necessary discussions with parents, teachers, and students and work to create a welcoming and nurturing environment.
Education and Autism Therapy Are Available
Understanding the effects of autism bullying is important. This is not just for the children who may either be perpetuating stereotypes or causing emotional and physical pain to those on the spectrum. It is also critical for the parents and guardians of ASD children to know what is happening and how such behaviors can impact a child on the spectrum.
We have videos available from Blue Parachute that are educational tools and resources for children on the spectrum. Think of them as autism home support services, and confidently know that the information they contain is extremely helpful. This is because our videos are based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. They were written by Licensed and Certified Behavior Therapists, and they are all available at subscription pricing.
If you are a teacher, a parent, or currently at a location without resources, you each will have different needs when it comes to the number of videos you will want to watch. With our pricing plans, we help ensure that our tools are attainable and affordable, no matter who we are helping.
Click here and sign up now to take full advantage of our library of high-quality, evidence-based resources to help individuals with ASD be set up for success and reach their full potential. Blue Parachute. Easy. Affordable. Life-Changing.