Sexuality Resources: Violence and Abuse

DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Ontario


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DAWN works to generate knowledge, information, and skills to secure inclusion and equality of women and girls with disabilities.  Included on DAWN’s website are factsheets on Family Violence Against Women with Disabilities and Women with DisAbilities & Reproductive Rights.


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DisAbled Women’s Network Ontario

Box 1138

North Bay, ON P1B 8K4


Project Access

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), funded under the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Violence Against Women, Education and Technical Assistance Grants to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Program


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Project Access is a collaboration of several national and state organizations addressing violence against women and disabilities and is the comprehensive technical assistance provider to grantees, representing different states funded under this grant. The goals of the program are to provide services and remedies for women with disabilities experiencing sexual assault, stalking and/or domestic violence. The project will challenge barriers that exist within service providers and public institutions that limit women with disabilities who have experienced violence from accessing services, and create a national coordinated response among service providers.


Through this project, CALCASA will expand a National Clearinghouse on violence against women with disabilities, publish a monthly e-newsletter with resources for agencies to help serve women with disabilities who have experienced violence, host teleconferences and produce an informational CD-ROM.  Project Access provides technical assistance to the grantees through the Clearinghouse, training, in-person site visits, mailings, video-teleconference meeting, grantee “Spotlight” meetings, and the National Conference.


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1215 K St, Suite 1100

Esquire Plaza

Sacramento, Ca 95814

916-446-2520 (TEL)

916-446-8166 (FAX)

916-446-8802 (TTY/TDD)



A SafePlace


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A SafePlace was created:  1) to establish and promote models for effective and sensitive systemic responses to the needs of people with disabilities who are survivors of abuse, especially through training and assistance to criminal justice, educational and legal systems, 2) to provide comprehensive and appropriate education and training on the prevention of rape, sexual abuse, caregiver abuse and domestic violence for people with disabilities, their loved-ones and professionals in the disability, sexual violence and domestic violence fields, and 3) to offer therapeutic counseling, in the Austin/Travis County area, to abuse survivors with disabilities.   The Disability Services Program has provided technical assistance, training and educational presentations to disability service providers, people with disabilities, family members, victim service workers and criminal justice personnel through the model Disability Services Program.


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A Safe Place

PO Box 19454
Austin, TX  78760                  

1-800-267-SAFE(7233) or 927-9616 TTY for deaf callers



“Sexual Violence Prevention: Building Leadership and Commitment to Underserved Communities; Sexual Assault Against Persons Living with Disabilities”, 2002

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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This presentation defines disability; describes sexual violence; and discusses prevalence of sexual assault in people with developmental disabilities, characteristics of victims and perpetrators, and dynamics affecting persons with disabilities such as fear, isolation, lack of access, and credibility.


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Rd,

Atlanta, GA 30333
Tel: 404-639-3311 / Public Inquiries: 404-639-3534 / (800) 311-3435