People with disabilities have always had a voice. We’re just teaching the world different ways to listen.
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Who We Are

The Adult Advocacy Centers exist to teach the world how to hear what people with disabilities have to say—particularly when they are victims of crime or abuse. We are a disability-led national organization piloting our groundbreaking programs in Ohio. 

Plans are in motion to develop regional permanent centers and fully outfitted RV mobile units throughout the state, each providing space for a multi-disciplinary team. These teams will include law enforcement, prosecutors, medical staff, victim advocates, mental health specialists, forensic interviewers and representatives from each of Ohio’s disability-specific agencies. This model is the first of its kind anywhere in the world. Read about the Adult Advocacy Centers' model

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ADEPT trainings—Advocacy and Disability-Focused Education for Professionals and Teams—are designed to teach professionals how to make appropriate accommodations when working with crime victims with disabilities.

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What’s New

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Advocates Celebrate as Gov. DeWine Signs Ohio House Bill 281

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The World Needs the Adult Advocacy Centers

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How Far We've Come

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Recent Publications

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AACs Annual Report 2022

Read about our important work in 2022.

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Forensic Interviews for Adult Crime Victims with Disabilities

Disabled adults are adults, not eternal children. Treating adult crime victims with disabilities the same as child crime victims is undignified, unfair and detrimental to the goal of providing equitable justice and equal access to services.

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The Need for Funding for Disability-Led Victim Service Organizations

A new white paper from the Adult Advocacy Centers discusses the need for a more inclusive and representative funding model that includes disability-led victim services organizations and supports all types of victims with disabilities.

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LGBTQ+ Identity, Disability and Victimization

Our new white paper explores how LGBTQ+ identities intersect with disabilities, discusses the higher levels of victimization for these groups and suggests ways to better serve them.

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A Guidebook for Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities

A guidebook to help immigrants and refugees with disabilities connect to the services and supports they need.

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AACs Annual Report 2021

Read an overview of the AACs' important work in 2021.

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Ways to Support

Make a Donation

The Adult Advocacy Centers are revolutionary in the field of crime victim services. We need allies like you to help us to build our centers, outfit our mobile RV, hire our expertly trained staff and get our new programs off the ground. 

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What Your Gift Supports

We're raising money for something no one has ever done before: a mobile RV unit and regional centers to provide critical services for adult crime victims with disabilities.

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Help us help Ohioans with disabilities by creating your own fundraising campaign. Learn how to set up a Facebook fundraiser or send us your own creative ideas.

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