ADWAS has done remarkable work in Washington and nationally on addressing the needs of the deaf and hard to hear community in accessing services from domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centers. Their website is at www.adwas.org. ADWAS has training material available through their website. ADWAS’s transitional housing project in Seattle for deaf and deaf-blind survivors of domestic violence… Read More »»
http://wind.uwyo.edu/resourceguide/resources/assistance.asp You can also find lists of both victim assistance and disability national organizations at the Resource Guide web site. These groups often have local chapters or affiliates which may make good partners.
Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences Victims of Crime with Disabilities Resource Guide web site features a variety of services which can be accessed online. It provides both disability and victim assistance professionals access to products and services focusing on victims with disabilities. The web site features a… Read More »»
This Program implemented a version of an ADWAS program adapted for rural areas through a Vermont Office on Crime Victims assistance grant. This program also has trained accessibility consultants who conducted reviews of shelters and of state attorney offices. The program has experience developing transition plans to address access barriers and support from the governor and the… Read More »»
In 2001, the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) entered into a cooperative agreement with the Muskie School of Public Service to develop tools to measure the effectiveness of the 11 grant programs managed by OVW. The Muskie School’s VAWAMeasuring Effectiveness Initiative (VAWA MEI) builds and expands on the previous work of the Snapshot Project, a project in… Read More »»
Dick Swobsey, Director of the J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre, The University of Alberta.
Dr. Swobsey is an expert in violence in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities; recommended speaker for state conferences on the topic. Dick Sobsey, “Sexual Offenses and Disabled Victims: Research and Practical Implications”, Vis-A-Vis, 1988. Dick Sobsey, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of People with Disabilities, quoting Ryerson 1981, p.2.
SafePlace, Disability Services ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program). Disability Services provides national trainings on the issue of abuse against individuals with disabilities and how to provide effective outreach and accessible services to abuse survivors with disabilities. Training materials are available for purchase at www.austin-safeplace.org (e.g., Stop the Violence, Break the Silence Curriculum). They also provide technical assistance… Read More »»
Web-based course entitled Abuse and Neglect of Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Problem of National Significance. The comprehensive course addresses the complexity of issues that surface when children or adults with developmental disabilities are victimized and includes a module on recognizing sexual abuse. Information on the course can be found at: http://www.vcu.edu/partnership/maltreatment/.
Accessibility Checklist Access For All Training Manual Best Practices on Disability and Violence Kit, including books and videos