Autism and the trauma from bullying go hand in hand more often than not. When a person is bullied and/or gaslighted, they are caused to question their own thoughts. When someone questions their own thoughts, this can make the problem worse. The way that you can help autistic adults and children who are being bullied is to advocate for them. You can do this by helping them understand what bullying is and how to identify it. They aren’t very good at picking up on social ques and this can be a big part of the problem.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many children and even some adults who are on the spectrum are still experiencing bullying.
  • People who have a harder time reading social cues have a much higher chance of being bullied.
  • You should let them know what bullying looks and give them a plan for it once it does happen.

“But, there are common characteristics that many autistic individuals have that makes them more susceptible to being bullied by their peers.”

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