Struck by the number of abuse cases against individuals with disabilities appearing in the media, the Disability and Abuse Project of Spectrum Institute created a survey on the attitudes, beliefs and experiences of many demographic groups that have encountered abuse as victims and through their profession. This survey was created to help advocates and professionals better understand what victims are saying about their abuse experiences and how professionals view their experiences with abuse/crime victims.
With over 6,000 respondents and counting, this survey will provide useful information that can help better serve our community. But the project’s leaders need more respondents to ensure the results are representative. The survey takes about 8 minutes, is completely anonymous, and all results will be published online. Persons with a disability, family members, or a professional in the disability field are welcome to take the survey.
Please share this important survey with your network so that professionals in our field can learn more about how to prevent abuse and the needs of victims.
Leigh Ann Davis
Project and Information Specialist, The Arc