October is Bullying Prevention Month
Every October, individuals from across the nation - and around the world - unite in a campaign to keep all youth safe from bullying. Children with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their nondisabled peers. Here are a few selected resources on the topic:
Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities
This site from Pacer covers several topics, including: 'Top 10 facts that parents, educators and students should know', 'Rights and Policies', 'Self Advocacy', and more.
Bullying and Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Needs
This page comes from StopBullying.gov, a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Special Needs Kids And Bullying
This page from the Stomp Out Bullying addresses steps parents can take if their child is bullied, including legal protections under Section 504 and IDEA.