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ERIC Number: ED534531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
Bullying and Teasing of Youth with Disabilities: Creating Positive School Environments for Effective Inclusion. Issue Brief. Volume 2, Issue 3
Hoover, John; Stenhjem, Pam
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Minnesota
Bullying has been proven by numerous studies to be a serious problem nationwide. Harassment of youth with disabilities in particular has been steadily increasing. Whole-school antibullying/antiviolence programs are necessary to address this problem effectively. This brief provides definitions of bullying, teasing, and disability harassment. This brief also discusses several ways to address this problem such as: creating caring communities, comprehensive whole-school antibullying programs, and employing Dan Olweus' (author of "Bullying at School" and a leading authority on bullying and victimization) intervention program. (Lists 4 resources.)
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition. Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-2097; Fax: 612-624-9344; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)