NPR will be releasing a series of print and radio stories based on a year-long investigation on sexual abuse of people with disabilities from January 8 through 18. Please see below for the publication schedule released by NPR – both radio and print stories will be accessible on npr.org. Please click here to see ANCOR's statement on this series.
Jan 8: Morning Edition: Correspondent Joe Shapiro talks about the series with host Steve Inskeep. https://www.npr.org/2018/01/08/570224090/the-sexual-assault-epidemic-no-one-talks-about
Jan 8: All Things Considered: The epidemic of sexual abuse of people with intellectual disabilities. Numbers obtained by NPR show they are sexually assaulted at rates more than 7 times those for all adults without disabilities.
Jan 9: Morning Edition: A visit to a Sex Ed class for people with intellectual disabilities. They talk about how they want relationships, but how the sexual violence of their past often gets in the way.
Jan 10: All Things Considered: On cases that go unnoticed when people have difficulty communicating.
Jan 16: All Things Considered: Police and prosecutors are often reluctant to take these cases. NPR goes back to Essex County, New Jersey, where the first case to get widespread attention--in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, 25 years ago--was prosecuted. And look at what prosecutors have learned since.
Jan 18: Morning Edition: Therapists Nora Baladerian and Karyn Harvey talk about the stunning violence in the lives of their clients.
Jan 18: All Things Considered: Self-advocates speak--thoughtfully--of the effects of sexual violence. This piece is entirely in the voices of people with intellectual disabilities (plus Joe Shapiro).