Published: 4/22/2019 4:58:02 PM

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It’s not something that anyone likes to talk about, but the hard truth is that people who experience an intellectual disability are victimized more often than those without a disability. A year-long investigation by National Public Radio found that people with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a rate seven times higher than those without disabilities. To shed light on this topic and start discussing ways to arm families, caregivers, educators and individuals themselves with the information they need to be safe and reverse this trend, Lakes Region Community Services is hosting a panel discussion: “D.E.N.I.A.L – Disability Education Neglects to Include All Life Choices” on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at 719 N. Main St.,

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