Image description black and white photo of girl with long brown hair looking at the camera . blue text reads"BULLIED" and NOT in background. Upper right hand corner of image has green circle with with white text that reads "spread the word"This PSA from AAPD shows students speaking out against bullying. Take 30 seconds, watch it, and share widely. School should be a safe place and current statistics show that over 85 percent of students with disabilities have experienced some form of bullying. If you are being bullied or see someone being bullied,let someone know. Together we can change the culture of oppression and fear that prevents us from speaking out when it happens to us, our classmates and even our students.

Bullying is more than kids being kids—it can make school a hostile place and prevent students from receiving the education that is their civil right.

This silent epidemic must be stopped.Now.

Transcript: “Listen to me. I have 30 seconds to teach you about me. About being a kid with a disability. I am a joker. I am a songwriter. And I’m here to learn. I am a girl who likes math and science. I am going to be a valedictorian. Hey, I am speaking up. I am not. And I am not. And I am not going to be bullied. Got it?”

There are many ways you can get involved to help stop bullying of students with disabilities. AAPD has a great toolkit to get you started and lists these Resources that work to combat bullying in schools.

National Center for Bullying Prevention:

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP):

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP):

Stomp Out

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program:

Bully Police USA:

Cyberbullying Research

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