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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Virtual Training

Project FIND’s Virtual Training

Project FIND trainings—Forensic Interviewing for Individuals with Disabilities—are designed to teach professionals how to make appropriate accommodations when conducting forensic interviews with crime victims with disabilities, including those who do not speak.

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What’s New

5/31/22
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AACs, Partner Orgs Collaborate on Guidebook for Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities

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5/27/22
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On Asian Mental Health, from an Asian Mental Health Therapist

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5/20/22
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Reflections About Safety, Part 4: Self-Empowerment and the Grievance Process When Rights Are Violated

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Recent Publications

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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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Human Trafficking and Older Adults

This paper focuses on the largely unrecognized tragedy of the trafficking of older adults for sex, labor or benefits.

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Tools for a Survivor's Journey - Who to Contact for Help

A list of people survivors with disabilities can call if they need help.

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Tools for a Survivor's Journey - People with Disabilities Have Rights

A list of rights people with disabilities have under Ohio law.

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Human Trafficking: How to Be Safe Online

Human trafficking is when someone forces another person to work (labor trafficking) or perform sex acts (sex trafficking) for money. When traffickers look for victims, they look for people they think will be easy to threaten or scare. They try to make that person trust them. Sometimes they use the internet.

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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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Fundraising

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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