Throughout the year, NCEDSV promotes national and Nevada awareness campaigns relating to domestic and sexual violence. Review the resources below to begin your own community-wide campaign to educate others about these important issues.
This awareness and prevention campaign consists of materials developed by a statewide advisory committee comprised of people who have expertise in serving people with developmental disabilities, their parents, and advocates working with survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. In addition, we are grateful for representatives from the following statewide agencies/institutions: the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Nevada Governor’s Council on Development Disabilities, Nevada PEP, the University of Nevada, Reno, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the Autism Treatment Assistance Program for their time and dedication to this on-going project.
Current materials include a handbook with Education Resources, Myths and Facts About Sexual Violence Against People with Disabilities, and The Rights and Responsibilities for People with Disabilities. These materials are meant to be a starting point to create awareness of the issue of sexual assault, understand the vulnerability of people with developmental disabilities as a target for abuse, and to share resources about the prevention and promotion of healthy relationships. An education presentation for parents will be posted in the coming year.