If you work in a mainstream or special needs school, you will inevitably come across instances of bullying from time to time. Pupils with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at particular risk of being bullied.

The National Autistic Society has published a booklet called Bullying and autism spectrum disorders: a guide for school staff which will help you to understand why this is the case and provides strategies and ideas for promoting understanding of ASDs among staff and pupils, tackling and reducing bullying incidents and supporting pupils with an ASD who have been bullied. Find out more here.

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