Bullying and Autism: Practical Resources for Families

Children with autism are particularly vulnerable to being bullied due to differences in communication, motor skills and social cognition. While it’s important to help students with autism learn how to deal with bullies, successful practices create environments of respect throughout schools and include peers, teachers and administrators. This session offers practical advice to help advocates combat this serious social problem.

Leslie Phillips

Leslie Phillips serves on the boards of NAA and Katy Autism Support, is a contributor to Autism File magazine, and has a blog titled Autism in the House. Believing people with autism deserve to truly belong in communities, she founded Katy Faith & Disability to promote inclusive faith practices. A long-­‐ time advocate in the autism community, she has two sons on the spectrum who have experienced bullying first-­‐hand.