Milestones Autism Resources is incredibly disheartened to hear of the recent bullying incident at Greenbriar Middle School involving a young boy with autism. Any act of verbal or physical harassment is unacceptable.
Evidence suggests that individuals with autism are highly vulnerable to bullying, with over 60% of children with autism reporting being bullied at some point in their lives. Milestones can provide support to individuals, families, or school teams seeking resources to combat the occurrence of bullying and the emotional trauma that may result.
If you or someone you know is experiencing bullying and is in need of individualized resources, please call the Milestones free autism Helpdesk at 216.464.7600.