Sexual Assault And People With Disabilities

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In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 photo, two residents of the Rainier School, a state-run care facility in Buckley, Wash., for the developmentally disabled, watch television. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

People with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at seven times the rate of people who don’t have disabilities. An investigation from NPR sheds light on the abuse. Our guest is a disability consultant and victim advocate in Wisconsin. She’s a national expert on sexual violence against people with disabilities. Discover why some people are more vulnerable to exploitation, how the crimes go unreported, and what you can do to prevent it.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • Pam Malin Guest