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Supporting People with Disabilities: Advocacy Strategies for Legal Advocates

cover pageThis pamphlet is designed for legal advocates working with people who have a disability(s) and have experienced sexual assault, to provide you with helpful advocacy strategies.

In working with survivors of sexual assault we are not always aware of the competing interests that clients may have if they experience multiple barriers to services, such as those persons with a disability may encounter. These barriers are not always apparent to us and often are not articulated by clients and thus their needs often may go unmet.

Because many of us who work in the movement to end sexual violence do not have expertise in other areas of advocacy such as disabilities rights, this is a tool to offer ideas, strategies and information about how to better meet the needs of people with disabilities who have been sexually assaulted.

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Reviewed: November 7th, 2013