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Kids with Disabilities Can Be At Risk of Bullying By Adults - NPR Audio

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 11:03 AM | Anonymous

Kids With Disabilities Can Be At Risk Of Bullying By Adults

Earlier this month, a Kentucky teacher was charged with assault after a video showed her dragging a 9-year-old boy with autism through school hallways. Studies show that kids with disabilities are three times more likely to be bullied than their peers, and an increasing number of parents are speaking about their kids' experiences with abusive adults.

Among them are Lauren Robert-Demolaize and Virginia Scudder, whose autistic children, they say, have been targeted by adults. They join Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about their experiences.

This segment aired on January 29, 2019.

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