VIDEO: #DisabilityToo

We all know about #MeToo. What we don’t talk about is the epidemic of sexual assault against people with disabilities. Rooted in Rights and the Disability Visibility Project collaborated to lift up the voices of disabled survivors so that their stories could be heard.

Read Tweets from the #MeToo and the Disability Community Twitter Chat

All survivors of sexual abuse deserve to access the resources they need to be healthy and successful. We’ve made a list of some of them for you.

Organizations & Hotlines

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

National Sexual Assault Hotline:  1-800-656-4673

RAINN Online Hotline

RAINN affiliated centers by state

The National Domestic Violence Hotline Deaf Hotline (videophone):  1-855-812-1001


Research Reports, Statistics, & Accessibility

WCSAP – Survivors with Disabilities


Sexual Assault and Survivors with Disabilities – University of Michigan
Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

Vera Institute of Justice: Guidelines for ensuring that programs and centers are accessible

National Council on Disability report, Not on the Radar: Sexual Assault of College Students with Disabilities

No Excuses

DRW, WCSAP, Ombuds: training

The Initiative – Disability

Content by Writers with Disabilities:

Rooted in Rights Blog Posts

Karolyn Gehrig – Guernica

Imani Barbarin – Crutches and Spice

s.e. smith – Rewire News

Alaina Leary – Ravishly

Ariel Henley – Teen Vogue

Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro – Bustle

s.e. smith – Bitch Media

Robyn Powell – Rewire News

Emily Ladau – The Accessible Stall

Other Information

Me Too movement

NPR Abused and Betrayed series

Al-Jazeera article about Gallaudet University

PBS News Hour

Safe Equitable Campus Resources and Education (SECuRE) Act

Leaving Evidence

We want to make sure you tell your story in the way you want to tell it. That’s why we’re accepting submissions in many different media formats. Some of these stories will be included in a short video, and some may be posted individually on our social pages. Our goal is to amplify the voices of our community and to spread understanding about what people with disabilities are facing when it comes to sexual abuse and assault.

In your submission, please notify us as to whether you would like to remain anonymous or be named. If you’d like us to tag you on social media in any of our posts, please include your social handles.

Mail us your story at this address, or use the form below.

Disability Rights Washington
Attn: Rooted in Rights
315 5th Avenue South, #850
Seattle, WA 98104

Rooted in Rights exists to amplify the perspectives of the disability community. Blog posts and storyteller videos that we publish and content we re-share on social media do not necessarily reflect the opinions or values of Rooted in Rights nor indicate an endorsement of a program or service by Rooted in Rights. We respect and aim to reflect the diversity of opinions and experiences of the disability community. Rooted in Rights seeks to highlight discussions, not direct them. Learn more about Rooted In Rights