News from The Arc: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In addition to the usual, this is another subject that i am passionate about. Sometimes people talk to me about their experiences. It is harrowing.

And then there are those who cannot talk about their experiences. 
Words are power, but some assert power like this.  Do we abandon the victims?

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

National Crime Victim’s Rights Week

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and April 21 begins National Crime Victim’s Rights Week. People with disabilities face a disproportionate amount of sexual trauma. The rate of sexual abuse/assault is twice that faced by people without disabilities, and those with cognitive disabilities face the greatest risk of all.  (4/21 ARC newsletter)

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