Talk About Sexual Violence Focus Group Report: People With Disabilities

People with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) are sexually assaulted seven times more often than people without disabilities. Because of this, medical providers must talk about sexual abuse with their patients and offer support. Unfortunately, many medical providers do not have the tools or training to help them have these important conversations.

Talk About Sexual Violence centers on conversation groups of medical providers and people with disabilities, including survivors of sexual assault. It was important to hear from them about how medical appointments can be more supportive.

Conversation groups were held as live, online video sessions to hear from people with IDD about their appointments with medical providers.

This report contains the result of those focus groups.