According to PCAR, Human trafficking is a crime where people profit from the exploitation of children, adolescents, and adults. It often occurs when one person manipulates another person into in exchange for something of value, such as money, food, shelter, or drugs.
Having an intellectual disability or autism can put someone at greater risk of being trafficked. Because of these risk factors, the Office of Developmental Programs, ASERT, Office of Children, Family and Youth, experts in human trafficking, and other statewide agencies have collaborated on resources to bring awareness to human trafficking, prevention, and intervention strategies.
For a collection of resources for self-advocates and support staff designed to help explain human trafficking, as well as prevention and intervention strategies, click here: Human Trafficking Resource Collection — AID In PA
For more information on Human Trafficking, please visit the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR): Human Trafficking | Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)