States Aim To Halt Sexual Abuse Of People With Intellectual Disabilities

James Meadours delivers the keynote address at a summit in New Jersey to propose reforms to prevent sexual abuse of people with intellectual disabilities. Meadours, a rape survivor with an intellectual disability, travels the country to raise awareness.

An NPR investigation found people with intellectual disabilities have one of the nation’s highest rates of sexual assault. Now states, communities and advocates are proposing changes to prevent abuse.

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