Category: Disabilities

Patrick Noaker discussing sexual assault of people with disabilities.

Protecting people with intellectual disabilities from sexual assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Pat Evans, KARE 11 GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn – People with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a rate seven times higher than the general population, yet assaults go undetected and unreported. Nationally recognized sexual assault/abuse attorney Patrick Noaker talks about warning signs and tips for drawing out information, seeking…
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Tips for caregivers who suspect sexual abuse of a person with disabilities

For caregivers who suspect sexual abuse of a person with disabilities

This video reviews the do’s and don’ts for social workers, personal care attendants, home health aides or others who care for persons with intellectual disabilities, if they suspect that the person being supervised has been sexually assaulted or abused. Key takeaways: Don’t try to determine whether there was an assault. Let social services and law…
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Noaker Law Firm Releases “Tell Someone”

Noaker Law Firm Releases “Tell Someone”

People with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a rate seven times higher than the general population. Please share this video with everyone.

National Public Radio examines the sexual abuse of people with disabilities

National Public Radio examines the sexual abuse of people with disabilities

By Marianne Combs and Manda Lillie, NPR People with intellectual and physical disabilities are more vulnerable to sexual assault than the average person. Joseph Shapiro is taking a hard look at why this happens and what’s being done to keep vulnerable populations safe in a series of reports for National Public Radio. He joined guest host Marianne…
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