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My grand daughter has aspergers with ocd, add and adhd.
She has tried to committ suicide because of bullying and no one is listening to us. We are just told to read a book on bringing up a child with aspergers. She is 13 and we are desperate. Have you any suggestions because she is now refusing to go to school so these people, girls of the same age and some much older boys are ganging up on her out in the street.
We are worried for her safety, she is very nieve for her age.
Hi bebe, I hope you don't mind me replying to your message. I wondered if I could suggest a couple of options - firstly our Learning Disability Helpline can offer a listening ear, and information about bullying and ways to stop it happening - their number is 0808 808 1111. The link http://www.mencap.org.uk/document.asp?id=1724 will also send you to our fact sheet.
The National Autistic Society also have information about bullying - and guidance about the rights and responsibilities of schools, including information about home education. The link is http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1129&a=10836
They also have information about what you can do, and about other websites and helplines including Bullying Online - www.bullying.co.uk
I really hope that this is helpful, and offers a starting point for you.
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