Watching for abuse during this time of isolation

By AACs Executive Director Katherine Yoder, MS, CFI As our society moves from a community setting into one of isolation, there are many invisible repercussions for individuals with disabilities. One of the most concerning is the very high likelihood that abuse of individuals with disabilities will increase and reporting of the alleged abuse will decrease. For Read More

Go get some fresh air! Just keep your distance

Governor DeWine has asked Ohio’s citizens to stay at home and practice social distancing to combat COVID-19. Social distancing means staying at least six feet away from anyone who does not live with you or take care of you in your home. However, social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t get outside for some fresh air. In Read More

Older adults with disabilities and our public health crisis

By Guest Writer Diana Spore, PhD, MGS This is a special message from Dr. Spore in the wake of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The current public health crisis associated with the coronavirus has affected all of our lives and challenged us to think about what truly matters. Seniors with disabilities are particularly at risk Read More

Intersection of substance abuse and addiction with elder abuse and neglect

By Guest Writer Diana Spore, PhD, MGS This is the fifth in a series of blogs from Dr. Spore about the importance of the Adult Advocacy Centers’ work. The Adult Advocacy Centers’ Model emphasizes a multi-disciplinary team approach, forging alliances with other agencies and providers that serve individuals who have been victimized. The Adult Advocacy Read More

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