Tri-State Webinar: Bullying and the Autism Spectrum


During this webinar, Dr. Susan Swearer will discuss the current state of bullying in schools for students with disabilities, along with effective prevention and intervention programs. She will also discuss bullying as it relates to individuals on the autism spectrum.

Learner Objectives: 

Participants will learn:

  1. The definition of bullying
  2. The social-ecological model of bullying
  3. Research findings on bullying and students with ASD
  4. Resources for dealing with bullying

Presenter Information:

Susan M. Swearer, PhD, is Associate Professor of School Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Codirector of the Bullying Research Network, and Codirector of the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology. Dr. Swearer has conducted research on the connection between mental health and bullying for over a decade.

Dr. Swearer is the co-author of "Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies for Schools" and co-editor of the books, "Handbook of Bullying in Schools: An International Perspective" and "Bullying in North American Schools". She was an invited presenter at the White House Bullying Prevention Conference in 2011. She is the co-director of the Bullying Research Network (; the Director of the Empowerment Initiative (; and chair of the Research Advisory Board for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. 

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The webinars are listed by category and alphabetical order. The category for this webinar is Social Emotional.


Self-Guided Training, Video / Webinar / Podcast
Family / Community, Educators, Administrators
Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6), Middle School (6 − 9), High School (9 − 12)
TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports (ATBS)
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