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Among developmentally disabled adults, as many as 83% of females and 32% of males are victims of sexual assault. Stimson, L. & Best, M.D., "Courage Above All:" Sexual Assault against Women with Disabilities
Each year, nearly 10 thousand women and children become permanently deaf or hard of hearing due to being repeatedly struck on or near the ear. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders; National Institutes of Health, National Strategic Research Plan (1989)
By its acceptance of differences, the campaign for disability rights has forged a powerful coalition of millions of people with disabilities, their families, and those that work with them. Joseph P. Shapiro, No Pity, 1994
Women with disabilities are more likely than other women to be victimized, to experience violence that is more severe and prolonged, and to suffer more serious and chronic effects from that violence Sobsey, 1995