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.
Learn how to talk to your child about bullying.
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.
Know your rights! Excellent resources for learning about state laws relating to bullying.
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.
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.
This video from NCLD's Dr. Sheldon Horowitz gives some helpful tips for parents dealing with bullying and children with special needs.