Wednesday, September 5, 2012

LESS THAN SHOCKING NEWS OF THE DAY: 1/2 of Kids with Autism Bullied

Almost half of kids with autism are bullied, study shows - HealthPop - CBS News

(CBS News) Almost half of adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder have been the victims of bullying, according to a new study. 
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a variety of different neurodevelopmental disorders that often cause social impairments, communication difficulties and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior, according to the National Institutes of Health. Social interaction is especially difficult for people diagnosed with the disorder. About 1 out of 88 children by the age of 8 will have an ASD, with males four times more likely to have autism than females.

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