Individuals with disabilities are at far greater risk for abuse of all kinds than people without disabilities. We believe people with disabilities must be free from abuse, neglect or any kind of mistreatment. The Arc provides training for self-advocates and those who support them, plus a wealth of online and print resources.
- Read The Arc’s Position Statement
- Take the pledge to stop violence, abuse and bullying
- Watch our video “It’s Not OK”
Developmental Disability and Sexuality Online Course
Talking with your child about sexuality can create anxious feelings along with many reasons to avoid the topic. Take the Developmental Disability and Sexuality Online Course and learn how to creating a supportive, safe, and trusting space for you and your child. Click here to learn more.
Relationships, Sexuality, and Dating Classes
The Arc’s Relationships, Sexuality, and Dating classes are curriculum-based classes that offer people with intellectual and developmental disabilities a wide-range of accessible information about healthy relationships and sexuality.
Designed for and by people with developmental disabilities, these sessions use a groundbreaking and accessible curriculum developed by The Green Mountain Self-Advocates and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. In the spirit of “nothing about us without us” people with developmental disabilities played an active role in the creation of this curriculum and all sessions are led by a 2-person teaching team which includes a self-advocate with a disability and an Arc Advocate.
To learn more and register for the classes, click here.
Arc Guide Resources
- Arc Guide to Abuse Definition & Statistics
- Arc Guide to Risk Factors for Abuse
- Arc Guide to How to Empower Individuals to Prevent Abuse
- Tips Case Managers Can Use to Help Prevent Abuse of People with Disabilities
How Do I Get More Information?
For more information, please submit your question to Ask an Advocate or call The Arc at 952-920-0855 or toll-free at 833.450.1494.