Autistic people live in a society that was not designed for them: one in which they are often forced to conceal who they are and are unable to receive the accommodations they need. Max Barrows of Green Mountain Self-Advocates and Kaitlin Shetler of the Vera Institute of Justice address the barriers Autistic survivors face and ways in which service providers can better meet their needs.Read More
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It is essential that people with disabilities are involved in efforts that address violence and, importantly, paid for their contributions. This tip sheet will help you understand government means-tested benefit programs and the potential effects that receiving compensation may have on these benefits.Read More
Recent research suggests that Deaf women experience higher rates of sexual and domestic violence than their hearing counterparts, and are often are denied access to services that could help them safely flee from abuse and heal. This report offers practical suggestions for removing the barriers and enhancing services for Deaf survivors.Read More