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Understanding is the First Step to Ending Abuse

Violence against people with disabilities occurs at alarming rates.

People with disabilities experience violent victimization at rates three times higher than people without disabilities, making them one of the most harmed groups in the country.

Help is out of reach.

People with disabilities are less likely than people without disabilities to receive services that increase their safety and support their healing.

Efforts to reduce abuse of people with disabilities are limited.

Strategies to prevent abuse of people with disabilities are not widespread, and the consequences faced by those who abuse are minimal, allowing this problem to continue.