Tag Archives: sexual violence
Grooming is not just used by abusers against children with disabilities, but is often used against younger children, teens, and even vulnerable adults.
We must train all of those who may interface with children with disabilities on this topic and give them the resources they need to recognize abuse and stop it.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, otherwise known as SAAM. Sexual assault is an issue that affects our entire community. The goal of SAAM is to raise awareness about sexual violence. During this month, people across the United States raise awareness about sexual violence, how to prevent it, and how to support those who are affected by it.
We are now 29 years after the passage of the ADA, and Buck v. Bell has never been overturned, and several states still have some form of involuntary sterilization laws on their books.
This is a time to speak up and out for these women.