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Sexual abuse of children with disabilities: A national snapshot.

@inproceedings{Smith2013SexualAO,
  title={Sexual abuse of children with disabilities: A national snapshot.},
  author={N. Smith and Sandra Harrell},
  year={2013}
}
This issue brief provides a summary of the main findings that emerged from our work. It provides an overview of the latest research on the incidence and prevalence of sexual abuse of children with disabilities and discusses the dynamics of that abuse including the factors that contribute to its high prevalence, the status of prevention and intervention services designed to address this problem, and critical gaps and opportunities. 
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