Bully Protection 101 for Kids with Autism

By Connie Hammer Being a friend and being a bully are two very different things. Can your child tell them apart? Learning the difference between a friend and a bully can be difficult for the autistic brain to comprehend but not impossible. It is vitally important because children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are especially vulnerable to mistreatment from a bully. Research shows that children with special needs such as autism are two to three times more likely to be bullied than kids that are not autistic. Why is … [Read more...]

Geekbit: Putting Bullies on Alert!

It's NEVER okay to make fun or be mean, just to make yourself look better or fit in. You might think it makes you look cool to put someone down, but take a moment and think about the pain and hurt you are causing. Is that really the way you want to live your life? Be brave enough to be kind, and to speak words of support and acceptance. Make yourself proud. Oh, and the next time you want to lift yourself up...take an elevator. (Sorry, we just had to say something geeky!) … [Read more...]

The Karate Kick, Principal’s Office, and Happy Mom

JMan transforms into karate master in our upcoming "The Mighty League, Vol. 1: The Terrible Taunting" A journal entry... You told me that you had a bad day. You and 'C' got into a fight. You said that you asked him to stop and he wouldn't so you karate kicked him in the stomach. The yard duty mom yelled at you and sent you to the office (which broke your heart). I am glad you finally stood up for yourself. Secretly, I wanted to do a lot more to 'C' than just give him a karate kick. At my son's first school, he was bullied. It came in the … [Read more...]