Access Series

For People With Disabilities
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May, 2004

This pamphlet is designed for managers of sexual assault programs who strive to ensure that their agencies and services are accessible and welcoming to survivors with disabilities.

If you are involved in activities to end assault and abuse against women, then you are aware that there are increased risk factors for women who have less privilege and power. Women with disabilities may be among those with the least privilege and power.

Providing architectural and service access,…

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Disability
on Ending Violence Against Women with Disabilities
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May, 2004

The National Study of Women with Physical Disabilities conducted by the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD) in 1988, concluded that women with disabilities face the same risks of abuse that all women face, plus additional risks specifically related to their disability. The authors found notable that women with disabilities tended to experience abuse for longer periods of time, reflecting the reduced number of escape options open to them due to more severe economic…

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Disability
Addressing the Americans With Disabilities Act
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May, 2004

Most employment discrimination against people with disabilities is not intentional. Discrimination most frequently occurs because interviewers and others involved in hiring or promotion are uninformed about the differing capabilities of individuals with disabilities and make decisions based on misconceptions, speculations, stereotypes, or even unfounded fears.

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Disability, Supervision
For People With Disabilities
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May, 2004

Providing advocacy services for victim/survivors of sexual violence is integral to the goal of ending sexual violence. Over the last three decades sexual assault advocates have developed common strategies and best practices standardized services such as: crisis intervention, information and referral, intake, medical advocacy, legal advocacy and prevention. This publication is designed to provide observations and give suggestions to advocates to increase the accessibility of these…

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Disability
Advocacy Strategies for Legal Advocates
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May, 2004

This 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.

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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Disability, Program Provision

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