A disability can have a hugely significant effect on a child’s experience at school. Many disabled adults describe their experience at school as an ultimately negative one.
A study carried out by the University of London’s Institute of Education (IOE) showed that around 12 percent of special needs pupils at age seven felt like they were bullied ‘all of the time’.
However, bullying of disabled children is often ignored. The same study said disabled youngsters had been "largely neglected" in research assessing the impact of bullying.