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It’s almost Valentine’s Day: Let’s talk about intimacy

Reposted from The Durango Herald  Original Post By: Tara Kiene   Love it or loathe it, it’s coming: Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is a whirlwind of romance, fancy dates, chocolates, flowers. Or it’s a sad reminder of the lack of intimacy in our lives. The topic of intimacy and adults with intellectual disabilities can be… Read more »

In Their Own Words: People With Intellectual Disabilities Talk About Rape 

Reposted from Brinkwire and NPR Original Post  By Brinkwire     Somebody with an intellectual disability by definition has difficulty learning, reasoning or problem-solving. But many often think deeply about the things that affect them — and the things that isolate them, like sexual assault. As part of its investigation into the hidden epidemic of… Read more »

Sexual Victimization of Men with Disabilities and Deaf Men: A National Snapshot

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines disability as any “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.”1 Major life activities include seeing, hearing, reading, walking, and eating. Based on this definition, approximately 20 percent of Americans have a disability.2 Unfortunately, research suggests that having a disability may increase a… Read more »

Campus Rape Policies Get a New Look as the Accused Get DeVos’s Ear

Reposted from The New York Times Original Post By: Erica L. Green and Sheryl Gay Stolberg WASHINGTON — The letters have come in to her office by the hundreds, heartfelt missives from college students, mostly men, who had been accused of rape or sexual assault. Some had lost scholarships. Some had been expelled. A mother… Read more »