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PublicSource publishes article on forum that explored issue of abuse of people with disabilities


(January 15, 2016) PublicSource, a local Pennsylvania news organization, featured an article about an event hosted by the FISA Foundation that focused on abuse of people with disabilities. Nancy Smith from the Center on Victimization and Safety (CVS) spoke to 45 representatives from organizations around Pittsburgh, about the work of CVS and the need to… Read more »

Finding and Using Options Less Restrictive Than Guardianship – A New Tool for Lawyers


Join the American Bar Associations (ABA) Commission on Law and Aging, Commission, on Disability Rights, Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice, and their Section on Real Property, Trust and Estate Law for a webinar on June 28, 2016 to introduce their new PRACTICAL tool. This tool was created to help lawyers identify and consider… Read more »

Measuring Capacity to Serve Survivors with Disabilities: Performance Indicators


Equally as important as removing barriers to serve survivors with disabilities is collecting data to track your progress and effectiveness. Use these performance indicators, developed by the Center for Victimization and Safety, as a straightforward and cost effective way to track your progress to end domestic and sexual violence against people with disabilities…. Read more »

FOX6 Milwaukee publishes investigative report on kids with disabilities


(November 12, 2015) An investigative report by Fox6 News in Milwaukee Wisconsin highlights problems with abuse and neglect investigations in the child welfare system and how it is impacting children with disabilities, with sometimes dire consequences. Access the full article on FOX6’s website.

Hospitality and Disability: A new initiative from the ADA National Network


The ADA National Network has launched a new initiative to promote accessibility and opportunity for people with disabilities in the hospitality industry. This new online resource speaks to the hospitality industry about creating access for people with disabilities, providing trainings and resources about how to be welcoming to guest with disabilities. The website also provides… Read more »

New report released: “Making it Work Initiative On Gender and Disability Inclusion”


A new report “Making it Work Initiative on Gender and Disability Inclusion: Advancing equity for women and girls with disabilities” was released in October 2015. Produced by Handicap International in France, this effort brought together a Gender and Disability Global Technical Advisory Committee, consisting mostly of women with disabilities, to identify programs and activities throughout… Read more »

A Call to Action for Criminal Justice Professionals


Violence, abuse, and bullying are frequent realities for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). This paper issued by the Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability is a call to criminal justice professionals to proactively identify, engage and support crime victims with disabilities. These professionals, due to the nature of their jobs, possess exceptional… Read more »