Autism issues complicate anti-bullying task: Positive interactions between those with disabilities, other peers seen as crucial

May 6, 2014

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014, by Christina A. Samuels, Bethesda, Md. – A widely publicized case of two Maryland teenagers charged with assault for bullying a classmate with autism—a classmate who later strongly defended them—illustrates the complexities that schools face with youth whose disabilities are based in social interactions. Autism spectrum disorder, characterized by social impairment and communication difficulties [...]

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