Supports and Services
Last year NPR published a series of articles highlighting severe challenges sexual assault victims with I/DD are facing, especially due to broken systems that aren’t equipped to serve them. This, along with greater attention from the media about stories involving victims with I/DD, has led to more states taking decisive action to address these challenges. This session reveals recent strategies and solutions implemented by three of The Arc’s state chapters, and relevant projects from The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability. Come learn more about what you, or your chapter, can do to address the hidden epidemic of sexual assault in your state and local community.