Self-Advocates and Researchers Sharing Leadership on the Development of a Violence Prevention Program
People with intellectual disabilities (ID) are at high risk for abuse. Unique risks include:
- Perception of being easy targets for victimization
- Communication barriers
- Difficulty identifying treatment as abusive, reporting abuse, and recognizing abuse as a crime
- Lack of education about safety from abuse
There is a need for the development and systematic evaluation of a safety program for people with ID.