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Craig Blackburn, left; Kyle Kosceilniak, center; and Hannah LaCour, members of the Louisiana delegation of the National Down Syndrome Society, practice their remarks while waiting to meet a Senate staffer. Joseph Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Teaching Parents Of Kids With Disabilities To Fight Back

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James Meadours delivers the keynote address at a summit in New Jersey to propose reforms to prevent sexual abuse of people with intellectual disabilities. Meadours, a rape survivor with an intellectual disability, travels the country to raise awareness. Joseph Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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States Aim To Halt Sexual Abuse Of People With Intellectual Disabilities

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James Meadours (left), Debbie Robinson and Thomas Mangrum share their stories about sexual assault. Lizzie Chen for NPR; Claire Harbage and Meg Anderson/NPR hide caption

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In Their Own Words: People With Intellectual Disabilities Talk About Rape

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In Their Words, Adults With Intellectual Disabilities Tell Their Sexual Assault Stories

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An NPR investigation finds that people with intellectual disabilities suffer one of the highest rates of sexual assault — and that compared with other rape victims, they are even more likely to be assaulted by someone they know. Cornelia Li for NPR hide caption

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From The Frontlines Of A Sexual Assault Epidemic: 2 Therapists Share Stories

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Lyons-Boswick goes to Veterans Courthouse in Newark to have a judge sign off on a warrant she needs to prosecute a sexual assault case. Cassandra Giraldo for NPR hide caption

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How Prosecutors Changed The Odds To Start Winning Some Of The Toughest Rape Cases

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Patricia (from left), Natalie and their mother, Rosemary, sit in their home in Northern California. Natalie, a woman with an intellectual disability, is unable to speak. She couldn't explain what was wrong and doctors couldn't figure out why she was in pain. Talia Herman for NPR hide caption

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'She Can't Tell Us What's Wrong'

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For Some With Intellectual Disabilities, Ending Abuse Starts With Sex Ed

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NPR Investigation Finds Hidden Epidemic Of Sexual Assault

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The Sexual Assault Epidemic No One Talks About

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Police: Las Vegas Shooter Had Multiple Guns At Hotel And At His Home

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U.S. Moves To Amend Secret Mustard Gas Tests On Veterans

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Lawsuit Says Lewisburg Prison Counsels Prisoners With Crossword Puzzles

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