Children with disabilities and special needs are at higher risk being bullied by peers. Some research has been done and found out that there is a growing number of bullying cases.
The special needs children who are being bullied include children who have learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), obese children, children who have diabetes, and children who stutter.
Parents, teachers, and counselors should work together to prevent bullying from happening to the special needs children. All parties should be made aware that bullying behavior may cross the line to become “disability harassment to these children. Bullying can happen not just in classrooms, it can happen on the bus, in the cafeteria, in hallways, and on the playground.