Promoting Justice – Abuse & Children with Disabilities

Children with disabilities are at high risk for abuse, but abuse against them is frequently not recognized, reported, investigated, or prosecuted.

This website provides information and resources for people who work and live with children with disabilities who have been victims of abuse and neglect.

You don’t have to be an expert on children with disabilities. You just have to be willing to learn about the one in front of you.

Common Reactions to Trauma & Possible Responses

January 11, 2018

When children experience abuse or other trauma, their behaviors and reactions to people and situations may change abruptly. Below are common symptoms of trauma, and responses that may help children and teens who are in distress.

Asian girl with disability looks at her fingernails while adult sits next to her with paper and pen.

What Should Investigators Know?

November 1, 2017

…about the experience of parents and guardians of children with disabilities who have been abused?

A male teacher helps a student with a disability.

Do you have information to share?

We’d like to hear from you.

If you have information, feedback, or resources to improve response to Texas children with disabilities who experience abuse, or to improve this website, please email us at [email protected]