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Advocate Attorney: Sexual Abuse a ‘Shocking Truth’ for Developmentally Disabled in Group Homes & Residential Facilities

November 23rd, 2010   No Comments   Sexual Abuse

Sexual assaults among the developmentally disabled population are shocking and growing. For caregivers and advocates, the reality is clear: Group homes and other residential facilities must provide safeguards or they could face damage suits, awards and judgments by lawyers and attorneys for the abused and their families.

According to a recent news report, a horrifying epidemic is growing by the day: the sexual assault of people with mental disabilities. According to The Arc of Pennsylvania, the largest advocacy organization in the United States for citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities, 85 percent of people with a mental disabilities are victims of sexual abuse. In a candid video interview below, the relative of a child raped over more than a decade shared her thoughts on sexual abuse. View the original report here.


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