Many people with autism are bullied, either in the playground, at work or in the street.
For example, a project funded by Research Autism showed that 90% of children with autism reported being bullied, compared to 56% of other pupils.
The research also highlighted important behaviour patterns which might be linked to bullying and social isolation, such as the pupils with autism engaged in fewer social interactions during the school day and often spent break and lunch times inside the school in quieter spaces supervised by adults.
Please see the Advanced version of this page for more information about this issue, including relevant research studies and interventions which may help.
Last Updated : 29/11/2012 Back to Top