Asperger Syndrome and Bullying - Practical Solutions for Surviving the Social World
A 2002 study from Comprehensive Issues in Pediatric Nursing found that 94 percent of students with Asperger Syndrome face torment from their peers. Indeed, some of their behaviors and characteristics that others see as "different" make many of these children easy targets for frequent and severe bullying. This book takes a frank look at the different types of bullying and what adults must do to curb bullying, helping prevent the often lifelong effects of this behavior on its victims. Practical strategies and solutions at the school, class and individual level are presented. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.
MEET THE AUTHOR
MSN, MSEd, works as an educational specialist in autism spectrum disorders and bullying prevention. She has both a master's degree in pediatric nursing and in special education with a focus on autism spectrum disorders. Rebekah has worked as a certified parent educator with the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program and is a trained community facilitator with the Adults and Children Together (ACT) Against Violence program. Rebekah speaks nationally and internationally on educational, social, and bullying issues with a special focus on how they relate to children with ASD and other exceptionalities. She also facilitates the Asperger Information Website, which provides information to individuals on the autism spectrum and to the parents and professionals who advocate for them.