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Ask An Advocate: Sexual Abuse

Q: I have been listening to the NPR series, Abused and Betrayed, which talks about how people with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a much higher rate — seven times higher — than people without disabilities. The last episode pointed out that sexual education is recognized as a critical step toward preventing abuse. Does […]

Ask An Advocate: State Quality Council

Q: What is the State Quality Council?   A: The State Quality Council is a team of people who are working to improve the quality of services provided to people with disabilities in the State of Minnesota. Council members include the Department of Human Services, people who receive disability services, the family members of people […]

Sexual Assault and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: MPR’s Cathy Wurzer Interview with Georgann Rumsey

On January 16, 2018, MPR featured an interview with Georgann Rumsey from The Arc Minnesota by MPR’s Cathy Wurzer as part of NPR’s series on sexual assault of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In the United States, people with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a much higher rate — seven times higher — […]

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