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. 

Deaf Mississippi Couple Attacked; Self-defense Class Set

The Clarion-Ledger highlights the response of one nationally known self defense instructor, after a Deaf couple was attacked in their home in Mississippi. Angela Maria Nardolillo, a California based instructor who is also fluent in American Sign Language, will be offering self defense classes for the Deaf community in the community surrounding Madison, Mississippi. The… Read more »

The End Abuse of People with Disabilities Yearly Webinar Series

The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice is pleased to present: The End Abuse of People with Disabilities Webinar Series (Bridging the Gap National Webinar Series). This FREE, monthly webinar series features topics that advance the conversation at the intersection of violence against people with disabilities and Deaf people.  These… Read more »