On Abuse and Not Deserving It

Imagine waking up to find yourself strapped down in bed, completely unable to move. You'll probably be unstrapped soon, but until then, do you go back to sleep? Can you go back to sleep? Should you even try? No, I'm not talking about Gerald’s Game (although the movie that just came out on Netflix is … Continue reading On Abuse and Not Deserving It

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The Right of Body Autonomy

Sometimes, when you have a disability, other people feel that they have a right to control or affect your body in ways that are unnecessary, unhelpful, and at times even painful, emotionally and physically. Strangers pat us on the head in public, acquaintances we don’t know too well hug us, and sometimes people provide physical … Continue reading The Right of Body Autonomy

Disabled Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotlines by State

If you or a loved one is in immediate physical danger, please call 911. If the danger is not immediate, call your local or state hotline below: Alabama: 1-800-458-7214 Alaska: 1-800-478-9996 (Toll free in Alaska); 907-269-3666 (Out of state) Arizona: 1-877-SOS-ADULT or 1-767-2385; File an APS report online Arkansas: 1-800-482-8049 California: Adult Protective Services (APS) by county Colorado: Adult Protective Services … Continue reading Disabled Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotlines by State