End Abuse of People with Disabilities

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RESOURCES: Responding to Sexual Assault of People with Disabilities
People with disabilities are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault and other violent crime than people without disabilities (BJS). The rate is even higher for specific groups of people with disabilities, including women, people with psychiatric and cognitive disabilities, and people of color with disabilities. This Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we encourage you to learn about the ways in which sexual assault impacts people with disabilities and how to ensure that your programming and services are accessible to survivors with disabilities. If you would like to learn more about sexual assault and people with disabilities, check out our awareness raising snapshots:
Sexual Victimization of Men with Disabilities and Deaf Men: A National SnapshotSexual Abuse of Children with Disabilities: A National Snapshot
We have also developed some practical resources to help you understand and address the needs of survivors of sexual assault with disabilities.

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