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How One Mother’s Battle Is Changing Police Training On Disabilities

Reposted from NPR. By Meg Anderson Original Post Working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, like Down syndrome or autism, can be complex and challenging even for those with years of training. But one group — law enforcement — often encounters people with these conditions in high-stress situations, with little or no training… Read more »

A New Podcast: “Dismantling Racism and Ableism – Centering the Margins”

A new podcast from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence features a conversation with Renee Lopez, a disability rights activist, about the importance of centering the voices of people of color with disabilities in the work for social justice and collective liberation. Listen to the new podcast here. 

How Can We Address Violence Against Women and Girls with Disability?

Reposted from Devex By Lisa Cornish Original Post CANBERRA — At the Global Disability Summit in July, governments, NGOs, multilateral institutions, and more vowed to help address the issue of violence facing people with disability. Gender is an important factor in heightening risks to people with disabilities, as is age. Children and the elderly are among the high-risk… Read more »