Parent Resources

Parents of children with special needs know all too well the daily struggles their children face. Bullying, especailly at school, is one challenge that can sometimes be hidden from parents. Check out the resources below to learn how to talk to your child about whether he or she has been bullied, and what you can do to make a difference for your child and all children who are bullied.

 

Conversation Starters

Learn how to talk to your child about bullying.

Template Letters to Notify Authorities

If your child is being bullied the best approach is to notify the authorities at his or her school in writing. Here you can access sample letters that can be customized to your specific situation.

Policy Database

Know your rights! Excellent resources for learning about state laws relating to bullying.

Bullying and Your Child's IEP 

Your child's IEP can be an excellent resource for spelling out anti-bullying procedures and precautions. Learn more about how to use this important document to help prevent bullying.

Talking about Disability

Tips for explaining your child's disability to his or her classmates. When children understand differences they are less likely to think of them as "bad" and more likely to accept others for who they are.

Advice from the Expert

This video from NCLD's Dr. Sheldon Horowitz gives some helpful tips for parents dealing with bullying and children with special needs.

Additional Resources

 

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commented 2014-03-11 12:42:35 -0400 · Flag
WE ARE ADVOCATING TO GET A PROPER LAW IN PLACE IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, TO END BULLYING. MY DAUGHTER HAS BEEN MOVED TO ANOTHER SCHOOL BECAUSE OF THIS. WE MADE ADDITIONS TO HER IEP, AND HAVE TAKEN THIS PROBLEM TO LEGISLATION. WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO ALLOW OUR CHILDREN TO BE TREATED THIS WAY, AND GO UN-PROTECTED IN THESE SCHOOL’S.
commented 2013-11-07 19:56:19 -0500 · Flag
you dont even know how we feel parents with special children when u bullying our kids with special needs….
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RT @campsummittx Special needs toolkit for bullying http://t.co/lcqFdZPX
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Parents' Resources http://t.co/KMfplB8s. Such a useful site, so much information and support#Autism
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commented 2012-04-20 12:48:53 -0400 · Flag
Hello My Name is Matthew LeFluer I Have Special Needs. And I Want to Support All The Famliys! With Kids With Special Needs.
commented 2012-04-19 11:07:58 -0400 · Flag
I did not know about the I.E.P being a written plan of action for bullying. Thank you for putting up this page!
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