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Although children with disabilities have been found to be at an increased risk of bullying, there are limited studies
investigating predictors of bullying involvement in children with autism spectrum disorders. The current study presents
findings from 1221 parents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder who were selected from a national
web-based registry. Children diagnosed with Asperger’s disorder, attending a public school or
a school with a general education population, were at the greatest risk of being victimized in the past month. Children
with comorbid conditions and a high level of autistic traits were the most likely to be victims, bullies, and bully–victims.
Finally, children in full inclusion classrooms were more likely to be victimized than those who spend the majority of their
time in special education settings
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