Navigation Links
National survey will measure how bullying impacts children with autism
Date:10/18/2011

(Baltimore, MD) Today, the Interactive Autism Network (IAN Project) launches a national survey to study the impact of bullying on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Bullying, a pervasive problem among youth, has attracted the national spotlight in recent months because of the lasting, and sometimes tragic, effects on children and teenagers across the country. Children with ASD are believed to be especially vulnerable targets due to their social deficits and other challenges.

Since 2007, the IAN Project (www.ianproject.org) has connected thousands of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families with researchers nationwide to accelerate the pace of autism research through an innovative online initiative housed at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. With nearly 40,000 participants today, the IAN Project has the largest pool of autism data in the world.

The Bullying and School Experiences of Children with ASD Survey was developed by the IAN Project's autism experts in partnership with Dr. Catherine Bradshaw, Associate Director of the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Prevention and Early Intervention, where she collaborates on research projects examining bullying and school climate.

"We hear so often from parents that children with ASD are easily targeted by bullies," said Dr. Paul Law, Director of the IAN Project at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. "We want to hear from thousands of parents of children with ASD so that we can help policymakers and educators understand the extent of this problem and give the autism community a voice in our national conversation on bullying."

Researchers are looking to answer questions such as:

  • Compared to typical children, how much more frequently are children with ASD bullied?
  • How often are children with ASD harassed not only in the typical way, but when a bully purposely "triggers" an affected child's meltdown?
  • How does bullying effect children with ASD?
  • What, if any, anti-bullying strategies are in place in schools, and do they make a difference for children with ASD?

Families of children with ASD, ages 6 through 15, are encouraged to take the Bullying and School Experiences of Children with ASD Survey, whether or not their child has been bullied, so that researchers can assess a wide range of experiences, make comparisons, and evaluate risk factors. Survey participants must have a child with ASD and be enrolled in the IAN Research project. To enroll, visit www.ianproject.org.


'/>"/>

Contact: Mary Ellen Hackett
mhackett@spectrumscience.com
202-955-6222
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Nearly half of physician practices do not meet national standards for medical homes
2. BGU professor receives US National Distinguished International Science Award for substance abuse work
3. New national research center for bowel disease in London will be a UK first
4. CDC to launch new autism curriculum at AAP national conference & exhibition
5. National Jewish Health researchers awarded $13 million to evaluate treatments for toxic gases
6. National study finds vitamin E supplement may increase prostate cancer risk
7. National Study Will Track Tobacco Use in U.S.
8. 6th Annual International Translational Medicine Symposium held at Penn
9. Childrens National researchers make breakthrough in understanding white matter development
10. Austen BioInnovation Institutes Accountable Care Community initiative gains national support
11. Penn veterinarian Ralph Brinster awarded National Medal of Science
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... the New MEDDEV 2.7/1 Rev. 4 Guidance, **An FDAnews Webinar**, April 4, ... How will the new EU MDR language change the way manufacturers approach ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... GeBBS Healthcare ... Assurance, at HCCA’s 21st annual Compliance Institute on March 26-28 in National Harbor, ... for all medical chart types with a comprehensive set of features including built-in ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... “Beyond and Back”: a true-life testimony of tragedy and ... published author Bonetta Rose, a wife, mother and grandmother committed to sharing her many ... Publishing, Bonetta Rose‘s new book presents actual events in the life of her family, ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... ... Journey Through Heaven”: the true-life account of a man who faced death and emerged ... for His people. “My Journey Through Heaven” is the creation of published author Earl ... grandchildren living and doing for God as best they can. , Published by Christian ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... existence of God. “A Respectful Response To Atheist Manifesto” is the creation of ... to his wife, Nancy, for sixty years. He holds graduate degrees from Kent ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)...  Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLMD ... company focused on the development of a once-daily, ... or NASH, and other liver diseases, today reported ... ended December 31, 2016, and announced new and exciting ... potential direct effect on liver fibrosis. The data ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017 ReNeuron ... its CTX cells in chronic stroke patients, despite not meeting ... primary outcome measure, the Action Research Arm Test (ARAT). As ... to a pivotal controlled clinical study in 2017. Beyond CTX, ... (RP) trial in 2017 and Phase I data from its ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... 23, 2017 ReportsnReports.com adds Global ... research report. The global vagus nerve stimulation market analyst ... focus toward minimally invasive VNS procedures. Few years ago, ... developed countries having high standards of healthcare infrastructure. ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: