Autistic children and bullying

Autistic children may be at increased risk of experiencing bullying behaviour.

At least 1 in 10 children who access Kidscape ZAP workshops are autistic, and they have shared with us the ways in which relationships with other children can be challenging, particularly if other children respond negatively to their differences, or they are not in a safe and supportive environment.  Some autistic children can also experience higher levels of social isolation and manipulation from other children.

Kidscape is working with Reachout ASC to improve the support we give to autistic children and their families and during 2021 and 2022 will be developing a series of resources together.

Kidscape and ReachoutASC resources

'Bullying. Why me?': an accessible guide with Widgit symbols - English (pdf)

'What to do if I'm being bullied?': an accessible guide with Widgit symbols - English (pdf)

Talking about bullying: an accessible guide with Widgit symbols - English (pdf)

Additional information and support 


Reachout ASC 

Ambitious about Autism 

National Autistic Society 

About Us | Spectrum Gaming 

Equality Advisory and Support Service ( 

(IPSEA) Independent Provider of Special Education Advice 
SOS!SEN | The Independent Helpline for Special Education Needs ( 

Contact - for families with disabled children | Contact 


Listen to autistic voices to learn more.  The hashtag #actuallyautistic is a great place to start. 

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