Self-Advocate

  • How Safe are Americans with Disabilities?

    While people with disabilities make up nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population, they remain largely invisible to society at large, and victim response systems in particular. And despite growing public awareness of violent victimization, it excludes the victimization of people...
  • Nothing About Us Without Us: Centering the Movement Around Self-Advocates

    This webinar provides an overview of how to facilitate the effective participation of self-advocates at the intersection of violence and disability as well as some of the benefits of ensuring that the movement is centered around their lived experiences
  • Compensation Considerations for Self-Advocates Receiving Government Benefits

    Vera’s Center on Victimization and Safety believes that people with disabilities and Deaf people are experts in their own experiences. One way to ensure that the perspectives of people with disabilities and Deaf people are incorporated into the movement to...
  • Sexual Victimization of Men with Disabilities and Deaf Men: A National Snapshot

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines disability as any “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.”1 Major life activities include seeing, hearing, reading, walking, and eating. Based on this definition, approximately 20 percent...
  • The ADA@25: Impact and Implications for People with Disabilities Involved in the Justice System

    In conjuncture with the 25th anniversary of the signing of the American’s with Disabilities Act, the Center on Victimization released this factsheet that reflects on the impact this legislation had on justice involved people with disabilities and Deaf people....
  • Culture, Language, and Access: Serving Deaf Survivors

    Recent research suggests that Deaf women experience higher rates of sexual and domestic violence than their hearing counterparts, but are often shut off from victim services and supports that are ill-equipped to respond to their unique needs. As a result,...
  • A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words: Picture Tools to Support the Forensic Exam Process for Survivors with Disabilities

    Originally recorded in 2014, this webinar discusses three pictorial guides developed for medical staff, victim advocates, and self-advocates, to support safe and accessible SANE exams for women with disabilities.