If you are a person with a disability and you have experienced abuse...

YOU are NOT ALONE
and YOU have the
RIGHT to get HELP!

It's never too late to tell someone.

It's never too late to get help or support.

You have the right to...
• Feel safe in your home.
• Have your needs be as important as the needs of others.
• Choose your friends and who you spend your time with.
• Have healthy and respectful relationships.
• Be heard and believed.
• Feel and express anger in a way that is not violent.
• Have control over your medications, adaptive equipment,
   and your own things.
• Make choices and decisions.
• Take risks, make mistakes and learn from them.
• Report abuse and get the help you want and need.

Sometimes caregivers and partners can be abusive.
They may ...
• Look at you or act in ways that scare you.
• Dismiss your needs.
• Control what you do and who you see.
• Act like the abuse is no big deal or tell you
   the abuse is your fault.
• Take away, hide or misplace any of your adaptive equipment
   or medications.
• Destroy, take, or use your things when you don't
   want them to.
• Take your Social Security check or not give you your money.
• Make you have sex or do sexual things you don't want to do.
• Threaten to leave you alone or put you in a nursing home
   or institution.

If any of these statements are true for you,
you may have an abusive caregiver or partner.


Advocates who work with survivors of abuse and people with disabilities are working together to serve you.

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