Children with intersex conditions or DSDs have the right to participate equally in school activities. If they need reasonable accommodation in order to participate equally or safely, schools must provide this accommodation. Many parents have expressed concern that their children with DSDs or intersex conditions will be bullied or teased at school. AIC has not encountered bullying as a widespread problem.
In recent years, schools have become increasingly aware of the need to prevent such harmful behavior. Children with intersex conditions or DSDs have a right to be safe from bullying or harassment at school, and schools have an obligation to protect them.
AIC offers consultation to parents and schools about school accommodation and preventing harassment for children with intersex conditions or DSDs. We are currently developing our internet resources. Please check back here as this section grows. If you have questions about bullying or about school accommodation for children with intersex conditions or DSDs, contact AIC.