Strategies and Tools for Serving Survivors with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Webinar for I/DD Service Providers
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are 7 times more likely to experience sexual assault than people without disabilities and are also more likely to experience domestic violence. It is important that service providers such as chapters of The Arc are prepared to address victimization that may occur. The Office on Violence Against Women’s Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program is one way in which chapters of The Arc can build the relationships and develop the tools that they need in order to serve survivors with I/DD. This webinar will provide chapters of The Arc with an overview of the problem as well as potential solutions. Two grantee chapters of The Arc, along with their collaborative partners, will be featured to discuss what they have learned about serving survivors with I/DD and the resources and relationships they have developed to strengthen their service provision.