Research says that people with disabilities experience abuse more frequently than people without disabilities. Below are some resources those survivors with disabilities and their allies may find helpful:
- Quick Fact Sheet
- Picture Guide to the Medical Exam After the Sexual Assault
- Possible Risk Factors Faced by People with Disabilities
- Person First Language A Quick Glance
- Sexual Rights of Women with Disabilities
For Parents and/or Guardians:
- Guide for Parents and Guardians (Source: Illinois Imagines Project)
- Guia Para Los Padres y Familiares (Fuente: Illinois Imagines Project)
- General Considerations
- Considerations for Survivors with Intellectual Disabilities
- Considerations for Survivors with Learning Disabilities
- Considerations for Survivors with Mental Health Concerns or Psychiatric Symptoms
- Considerations for Survivors with Mobility or Physical Disabilities
- Considerations for Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Considerations for Survivors with Acquired Brain Injury and Stroke
- Considerations for Survivors with Blindness or Visual Disabilities
It is always the abuser’s choice to violate and abuse others.
Sexual violence/abuse is NEVER the victim’s fault.
(C) Disability Services ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program) pf SafePlace, 2012.