How to Stop Teasing and Bullying – Autism Talk TV 24

By on February 27, 2013

In episode 24 of Autism Talk TV, Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson of UCLA's PEERS program gives alex tips on how to stop teasing. Unlike what you might have been told, just walking away is not the best way to diffuse teasing or a put-dow. In fact, sometimes walking away without saying anything can make things worse!

While it's never OK to be bullied, there's a difference between playful joking between friends and mean-spirited teasing. In...

Bullying – You Have More Power Than You Think

By on April 16, 2012

The following column by Jeffrey Deutsch is part of his "It Gets Better" series on Wrong Planet.

One thing that Aspies so often suffer from is bullying. People picking on them, insulting them, vandalizing or stealing their stuff, even spitting on and hitting them when they can't fight back.

I've been there, done that and gotten the T-shirt.

One of the worst things about being bullied is the fear. Fear that something could happen at any...

Bullying. . . The Real Problem. . . An Aspergian Woman’s Perspective

By on November 28, 2011

Kirsten has this to say:

Bullying is a problem that affects nearly everyone, autistic or neurotypical, children or adults. At one point or another we’ve all faced a bully, or been a bully ourselves. Bullying and the damage it can cause is a popular topic of debate right now—we’re finally leaving behind the archaic “it builds character” mentality—but for those on the autism spectrum bullying can be even more difficult to...

Dear Aspie: Why Are Unusual People Bullied?

By on March 3, 2006

Dear Aspie:
?What is it about humans that makes them want to tease/mock/exclude those who are different??


Read on for GroovyDruid's response!

Helping a Bullied Child with Asperger’s Syndrome

By on February 14, 2006

The Washington Post reports "One day in May 2004, a student at Short Pump Elementary School in Henrico County, Va., walked up to fourth-grade aspie David Henck in the cafeteria and said, 'It would be a holy day if you were shot dead by a sniper'"

Two students suspended for hair styles pull out of school – Denton Record Chroni

By on September 21, 2005

Google News reports:
Two students suspended for hair styles pull out of school
Denton Record Chronicle (subscription), TX - Sep 2, 2005
... Aug. 22. Skyler Burns is autistic and suffers from Asperger's Disorder, a type of pervasive developmental disorder, she said. The ...

Link to article

Teachers bullied boy, opposition claims

By on March 30, 2005

An eight-year-old boy wanted to kill himself after alleged bullying by teachers at his public school in NSW's southern highlands, his parents said.

The NSW opposition, who made the claims public today, said two teachers constantly humiliated the boy – who has a mild form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome – over a period of three years.

A new generation of people with disabilities is heading for the work force

By on October 4, 2004

The online edition of the Houston Chronicle writes on "A new generation of people with disabilities is heading for the work force" in their online edition.

interesting read.

Back to school – bullying

By on August 31, 2004

Bullying can be a problem for any kid or teenager in school or college, but for those of us on the autistic spectrum it can be harder to cope with and to resolve. A good site for advice is www.bullying.org . Their motto is "Everyone has the right to be respected and the responsibility to respect others." They have a lot of useful information on the site and have various initiatives like an awareness week. They also have a good link for...