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:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare ... (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history ... The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and ... WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 ... characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... The company has developed a suite ... regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every formula has been developed ... , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Soy Free, Non-Dairy*, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present the 2017 Morris F. ... AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium is taking place ... the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented to an individual whose ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ... on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced ... joined Caris, Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 ... centers, the St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help ... the use of tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... Texas , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, ... with more than $100 billion in purchasing power, today ... news and information. The Newsroom is the ... and industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows ... having access to a wealth of resources at their ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... Software and Consulting, LLC , and named its founder ... based in Tennessee , will operate ... expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care partners to ... "In an interoperable world, technology ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: