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Bullying: Confronting One of Our Worst Nightmares

Posts Tagged ‘Bullying’

When Children Have Questions about Classmates

As my 6-year-old was getting ready for his first day of school, he shared that he wants to grow up to be a fundraiser like mom and help people with autism. He loves everyone and that is one of the things I love most about him. His comment prompted us to talk further about being…

Bullying: Empowering Our Students with ASD

In today’s society, it is not at all unusual to hear stories about students (both those with and without disabilities) being bullied. There is no doubt that bullying is becoming a serious problem in the school-age population, leading to students’ lower self-esteem, heightened anxiety, depression, fear, isolation, and even suicide. A growing issue within the…

We Can Work Together to Stop Bullying, says D.J. Svoboda

D.J. Svoboda is an artist and motivational speaker who lives in Cary. He created The Imagifriends of Imagiville based on experiences he faced as he grew up with autism. In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, we’ve asked D.J. to tell us about his creations and motivation. Why did you create Imagiville and The Imagifriends?…

Speaking Out Against Bullying

The following article was submitted by Linda Griffin, Resource Specialist Director for the Autism Society of North Carolina, for National Bullying Awareness Month. One of the most painful chapters in my life was when my young son was being bullied. His eccentricities, inappropriate remarks, rigid rule-following, and lack of social understanding were all catalysts for…

Department of Education and President Obama Speak Out and Take Action Against Bullying

Recent tragic suicides as the result of bullying have spurred President Obama and the Department of Education to speak out against bullying and to address these issues nationally.  At least two of these suicides were the result of anti-gay bullying, while others involved youth including those with disabilities.  Russlyn Ali, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,…

More Anti-bullying Talk: What to Do Now?

The U.S. Department of Education recently held its first summit on bullying prevention in Washington, D.C., as part of the Obama administration’s efforts to coordinate the federal government’s strategies to end bullying.  I like the idea of better coordination and collaboration, but do hope this will be more effective than the National Director of Intelligence—remember…