Children with special needs deserve a safe, comfortable learning environment. They have a right to an education tailored to meet their unique needs. Parents should be able to trust that, when they send their kids off to school in the morning, they are being adequately cared for.
Sadly, that trust is often broken. The statistics are harrowing: Children with special needs are three times more likely to suffer sexual abuse. That number doesn’t even take into account other forms of abuse – physical, verbal, emotional.
How can we better protect them?
At Ramey Law, P.C., we’re committed to helping children and their families stand up against abuse in all forms. Understanding the problem is the first step toward solving it. To that end, we recently published a free white paper examining this disturbing problem in Southern California schools. Titled “Who Is Watching? When Gaps in Supervision and Training Lead to Abuse in School,” it addresses key questions such as:
- Where does this abuse happen?
- Who are the perpetrators?
- What factors contribute to patterns of abuse?
- How do you know if your child is a victim?
We invite you to read and share the white paper. Together, we can work toward reversing this troubling trend.