Bullying Among Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Prevalence and Perception

  title={Bullying Among Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Prevalence and Perception},
  author={Eeske van Roekel and Ron H. J. Scholte and Robert Didden},
  booktitle={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
This study examined: (a) the prevalence of bullying and victimization among adolescents with ASD, (b) whether they correctly perceived bullying and victimization, and (c) whether Theory of Mind (ToM) and bullying involvement were related to this perception. Data were collected among 230 adolescents with ASD attending special education schools. We found prevalence rates of bullying and victimization between 6 and 46%, with teachers reporting significantly higher rates than peers. Furthermore… CONTINUE READING
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