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Bullying and Harassment of Children with Disabilities: What to Look Out For

Bullying and Harassment of Children with Disabilities: What to Look Out For

Children with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their peers that do not have a disability. While this statistic is shocking, what may be even more appalling is that only 60% of these children report their bullying or harassment. As a parent of a child with a disability, it can be challenging to know when the right time to deal with a bully is, how to go about addressing the situation and how to tell if your child is not being honest with you about the severity of the bullying. It is important to know that your child is likely either hurt, embarrassed or confused by the bully’s behavior and that may make them not want to report it to an adult or authority figure. When you ask them if they are experiencing bullying, make sure you make note of more than just their verbal answer. Here are some warning signs of bullying to look out for:

  • Your child has unexplained injuries such as cuts, bruises or scratches.
  • Your child seems anxious, especially before school.
  • Your child may fall behind in school.
  • Your child may have trouble sleeping or may experience bad dreams.
  • Your child becomes afraid to go to school or attending any sort of organized peer activity.
  • Your child has a shift in their mood after school including depression, moodiness, sadness, agitation.

The best thing to do if you are suspicious about your child being bullied is to make an appointment to speak with his or her school faculty. It is important that you enlist their help to observe what is happening during the day and to notify you if there is anything suspicious happening. Should you receive that phone call that your child may be experiencing bullying or harassment at school, be sure to ask the school for the resources they can provide to you and your child. The school should have a protocol for situations like this and you are legally protected by The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It is important for you, as your child’s protector and guardian, to know what laws and regulations are put in place to protect you and your child’s safety. To read more about this, please click here

We hope that these signs will help you determine whether your child is being bullied at school or not. Please remember that although a child with disabilities is two to three times more likely to be bullied, bullying of any kind should not be tolerated or encouraged. We hope that you and your family live a very happy, healthy and positive life!

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
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Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
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Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
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Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
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Great place to work for!

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