Students with disabilities are not “on the radar” of colleges’ efforts and policies to prevent sexual assault, a new federal study has found.
The study, conducted by the National Council on Disability, a federal agency, suggests that undergraduates with a disability are more likely to be sexually assaulted than are their peers without a disability, and that colleges don’t know how to support them.
About 31.6 percent of female undergraduates with a disability reported having been sexually assaulted, compared with 18.4 percent of undergraduate women without a disability, the study found.
[ Read the full article at The Chronicle of Higher Education. ]
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