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Why Are Students with Disabilities Targeted?
Why are students with disabilities targeted?

It was pretty easy to get Adam upset. His eighth-grade classmates realized this early on in the school year and would call him names, mimic his obsessive behavior, and mispronounce is name. It was this last taunt that really got to him. Adam was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at the age of eight and has always been targeted because of his atypical behaviors. However, this year, it was intolerable. A group of students in his inclusion class would whisper “Adman” instead of “Adam.” The teacher would not hear them, but she clearly heard Adam when he finally could no longer control himself and started screaming and crying. He was unable to compose himself. When ...

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