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Communication and Education are Keys to Protecting Children with Intellectual Disabilities from Sexual Predators

July 2, 2018
Young people with developmental disabilities seek physical and emotional connections with others just like anyone else, but they are at higher risk of being sexually abused or assaulted by someone they know. I spoke with Dr. Laura Graham Holmes, a Postdoctoral Fellow at CHOP's Center for Autism Research, about how to help individuals with developmental disabilities advocate for themselves.
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