Chicago Parent (Chicago, IL) August 5, 2013
"It's a given that parents will always worry about their kids and try to do what it takes to keep them safe. But when it comes to the bullying a child with special needs may face, it's hard for parents to know how to help.
And, unfortunately, it's not uncommon for children with special needs to be the target of bullies. Statistics from AbilityPath.org's Walk a Mile in Their Shoes report show that children with special needs are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their peers.
Kathy Ruffulo, vice president of children's services at Aspire Children's Services, believes bullies are something on every parent's radar. She says education and building a child's selfesteem can help protect them from getting emotionally injured by bullying." Read More