October = Anti-Bullying Month so Easterseals is in full gear creating awareness. Did you know that children with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their nondisabled peers? As part of our responsibility to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention, we’re providing a list of resources for you to explore this month and beyond. Brought to you by The Autism Program of Easterseals.
CyberBullyHelp offers a help center, resources, trainings and presentation: http://cyberbullyhelp.com/
Illinois State Board of Education website displays legislation on bullying and offers suggestions and resources: https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx
Illinois laws on bullying: https://www.stopbullying.gov/laws/illinois/index.html
Top 10 facts that parents, educators and students should know: https://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/students-with-disabilities/
Assesing community strengths and needs to develop a comprehensive community strategy: https://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/in-the-community/index.html#Community%20Strategies
Bullying and Students on the Autism Spectrum: https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/bullying-and-students-on-the-autism-spectrum
If you have done everything you can to resolve the situation and nothing has worked, or someone is in immediate danger, there are ways to get help. Get Help Now: https://www.stopbullying.gov/get-help-now/index.html
Photos and video will be posted soon! Come back the 2nd week of October 2019
Funding provided in whole or in part by The Autism Program of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Human Services.