My name is Jonathan and I am a volunteer at the anti-bullying organisation 'Ditch the Label' (DTL). Alongside helping individuals being bullied in many ways through campaigns and fundraisers, DTL also provides support through help guides which tackle various issues related to bullying.
I am interested in speaking to parents of individuals who have autism and have been bullied because of it. I would like to create help guides to help other parents through issues like this.
If you are interested, please comment below so we can work on getting your story out there.
Together, we can help to tackle the issues that lead to people with autism being bullied, and create a global positive change.
...Interesting that after almost a week, there are no replies to this Thread.
My guess is that the introduction is about CHILDREN with Autism who may be Bullied...
But consider that they may grow up to be ADULTS with Autism being Bullied... and there are far too many of such persons here.Too much to say. And most People with children who are being bullied are too busy worrying about that to reply, here. Lastly, in general society, being Bullied obviously ends when leaving School --- NOT.
There are an awful lot of Threads here about "Bullying". Please try to do a search and to look at all of them.
To be honest I would guess that people with children being bullied will be...
A. Too busy supporting their own kids to be interviewed.B. Possibly averse to sharing their children's experience of bullying on a public forum without said child's consent.I do wonder why the OP is so particular about it being parents of autistic people being bullied rather than actual autistic people who have been (or are being) bullied at school (or afterwards). I would have thought the view from the inside would be (at least) as useful.
I appreciate your good intentions in trying to help autistic young people who are being bullied. An online resource for them is a splendid idea. I checked out the DTL web site, as a person on the spectrum I found it far too ‘noisy and busy’ to feel comfortable spending any time on. I would suggest that you create a web page for young people on the spectrum that is far calmer - sensory wise - and allow them to express themselves in safety. Good luck with your mission.
Please reply, "JohnathanDTL", for both Emma and Graham make very lucid and interesting observations.
I also had a look at the Website after these replies. It seems to be aimed directly concerning "12 to 25 Year Olds", as if exclusively. I pressed a button: "HOW DO YOU FEEL?", and I expected a little survey, but it simply disappeared after a "THANK YOU" of sorts, so quickly that I cannot recall the full message.
The Site is not exclusive to Autism, and seems to not invite Adults or children apart from 12 - 25 year olds. There is an Autistic entry there, but the entire thing is limited in the ways that are so far expressed upon this page, and so can the starter please comment about our comments here, Thanks...