A 2012 study done by the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) at the Kennedy Kreiger Institute reported that 63% of young people with autism were victims of bullying. The study surveyed 1, 167 families of children with autism. This survey also found that 12% of the 695 unaffected siblings of children with autism were also victims of bullying, showing that the students with autism were more than three times as likely to be victims of bullying than their typically-developing peers.
For millions of special needs children with developmental, communication and learning challenges, finding a cure is like chasing a rainbow in that a cure remains elusive. The Unicorn Children’s Foundation is expanding the collective special needs community to help acknowledge, celebrate and integrate the special qualities possessed by neurodiverse children with Autism, ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger’s, Dyslexia and other learning disorders.
This #SpiritDay, help us take a stand against bullying. To get involved, visit www.unicornchildrensfoundation.org.