14 Feb Autism & Society: Bullying
While acknowledgment and information about autism and Asperger’s are relatively new (historically speaking), bullying has been around for a while. Why do people act this way? What can we do to stop bullying? These are some of the issues addressed in this video that talks about autism & society.
Autism & Society
Quinn, the creator of Autistamatic.com, discusses the primary driving forces behind bullying and what leads many individuals on the autism spectrum to become targets of the bullies in our society. He looks at examples of autism & society in history, as well as human nature, to uncover why people act the way they do. You might be surprised to learn some of the things he has to say! Quinn also discusses his experience with bullying and how it led him to start helping others.
It’s Not Just You
If you have experienced bullying, know that you are not alone. Quinn stresses the importance of others learning about bullying and having the courage to stand up to bullies. This will help create an environment in which all can flourish, and especially charges this responsibility with those who are at the top of social hierarchies. His first hand experience, along with his perspective and tips, will help you feel less alone and more supported.
If you are being bullied and need help, our free video library is packed with resources to help those on the spectrum. We have an entire section devoted to the topic of bullying, where we share information that will help individuals, families, and schools address this topic.
Ability Life Solutions is dedicated to helping families and individuals on the spectrum worry less so you can live more. To find resources close to you, choose the country and/or state you live in to find assistance near you. You can always contact us to get more information about bullying assistance or other autism related topics. We look forward to hearing from you!