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How to Combat Teasing and Bullying

Being the object of bullying and teasing is an unfortunate reality for many children on the autism spectrum. Luckily, psychologists like Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson have made it their mission to equip kids with the tools to effectively deal with bullying.

Her program PEERS®, The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills, gives adolescents and young adults the skills they need to appropriately diffuse tension and discourage bullies from continuing to tease. Unlike what many of us have been told, walking away from bullying is often not the best response. In fact, sometimes it can even make things worse!

Check out the video to hear Dr. Laugeson discuss practical strategies that children with autism can use to stop teasing in its tracks.

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