My Invisible Line is a new educational resource launched in July 2022. Parents, caregivers, teachers and clinicians can use this book to empower the children and young people living with disabilities in their care. Using scenario-specific examples, My Invisible Line provides a valuable tool for parents and carers to bring further awareness to body autonomy and body boundaries in an easy-to-understand and practical way.
Created by Sarah Rahal, Founder of Rite Learning, and Katie Preston-Toepfer, Sprinkler Media Co-Founder, Author and Rare Disease Advocate, the book is available for purchase through the Rite Learning Website. It directly responds to the statistics presented and published by the Disability Royal Commission. Some of these findings include:
- Women with disabilities are twice as likely to experience sexual violence as women without a disability; 90% of women with an intellectual disability will be subjected to sexual abuse before they reach 18.
- Children with a disability are four times more likely to experience sexual harm that children without a disability.
The book uses easy-to-follow prompts and imagery in consultation with occupational therapists, speech therapists, psychologists and social workers in child protection.
AusRelief is a proud sponsor of My Invisible Line and was keen to assist authors Sarah and Katie publish the book, with $5 from every $20 sale going directly to AusRelief projects worldwide.