Disablist bullying is when people are bullied because they have a disability. The motivations for disablist bullying may include; discrimination on the basis of a disability or a lack of understanding of a person’s disability.
Disablist bullying may be perpetrated by both those with and without a disability and includes similar types of bullying such as physical, verbal, gesture, exclusion and extortion bullying.
The National Disability Authority (NDA) found that children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), are more likely to be bullied that children without SEND.
School children with intellectual disabilities are 3.5 times more likely to be bullied in comparison to their age-related peers.