Advocating for change in policy and procedures to protect individuals with disabilities who are 7x more likely to become victims of abuse.
We learned a lot in our safety series from a variety of guests. In this episode, you will get to hear snippets from each guest and the three big takeaways from the host.
Sexual assault in the special needs population is high. We look at who the perpetrators are, 10 things to do when abuse is suspected, and tools to utilize before, during, and after assault.
We see it in the news all the time. Physical and verbal abuse of special needs individuals caught on camera. Should cameras be the first line of defense in keeping those with differing abilities safe? Is it that simple? What does the law allow? Who has access to the recordings?
This episode is a must listen from beginning to end for parents, educators, and providers.
Restraining someone against their will or placing them in an area of seclusion where s/he can not get out are still widely used methods in the special needs community.
Today’s episode addresses this question.
Identifying and recovering from trauma can be complicated for our loved one with special needs. There are only a handful of professionals in the country providing therapy for individuals with disabilities who have experienced trauma. Dr. Daniel Hoover of the Kennedy Krieger Institute (a partner of John Hopkins School of Medicine) is one of them. In this episode, he shares with us 3 red flags indicating trauma may be happening or may have happened and 3 things parents can do in partnering with the doctors to begin the recovery process.