The People's Law School's Fact Sheet explains what abuse is, and what measure can be taken to prevent it. Anyone can experience abuse; however, knowledge is the key to prevent it. Abuse of people with disabilities, like all forms of abuse, is an abuse of power and control. There are some things that may put people with disabilities at risk such as negative attitudes about disability, isolation from other people because of the disability, someone else may be making decisions for the person with disability, person with disability need to rely on others for the necessities of life, including intimate personal care. Read the Fact Sheet to learn more.