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Empowering communities of color with disabilities

 Reposted from Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder News Online Original Post By: Kenneth Brown Alison Canty and Mai Thor are two of the persons working to increase the awareness of civil rights to persons of color with disabilities and the general public. Together, they have convened a group for people of color with disabilities to address the many complicated… Read more »

End Abuse of People with Disabilities 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Do you want to learn more about the upcoming webinars and training from the End Abuse of People with Disabilities team? Are there specific topics you want to learn more about each month? Looking for ways to tie it all back to your work? Download the links below to see our Monthly Newsletter that highlights… Read more »

Understanding the Legal Framework: Federal Laws and Case Law Impacting Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations.

Survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors need the services of domestic violence and sexual violence organizations at the same rate, if not more often, than people without disabilities. However, these organizations are not always sure how to best ensure that they are providing appropriate services to these survivors or what they are required to do under the… Read more »

Who Decides? The Unique Dynamics of Serving Survivors with Guardians.

For some people with disabilities, a court has appointed them a guardian to help them make important decisions. There are different types of guardianship, including plenary and limited guardianships, and rules vary by state. This webinar is a primer on the how to best serve a survivor who has a guardian – including issues of… Read more »

In Their Own Words: People With Intellectual Disabilities Talk About Rape 

Reposted from Brinkwire and NPR Original Post  By Brinkwire     Somebody with an intellectual disability by definition has difficulty learning, reasoning or problem-solving. But many often think deeply about the things that affect them — and the things that isolate them, like sexual assault. As part of its investigation into the hidden epidemic of… Read more »

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Denver to Improve Accessibility

Reposted from The Department of Justice: Office of Public Affairs Original Post The Department of Justice today announced an agreement with Denver, Colorado, to improve access to civic life for people with disabilities.  The agreement was reached under Project Civic Access (PCA), the Department’s initiative to ensure that cities, towns, and counties throughout the country comply with… Read more »

Bridging South Dakota- Implementation Documents

Learn more about the work of Bridging South Dakota that is built on the values of choice, safety, accessibility, and inclusion of the people this collaboration serves through their work.

Bridging Safe Access to Big Sandy Implementation Documents

Learn about the Implementation Documents of Bridging Safe Access to Big Sandy, which is focused on taking a comprehensive approach to addressing services gaps for survivors with mental illness and substance abuse in rural communities.

Best Practices for Legal Advocacy for People with Disabilities

Navigating the legal system can be challenging in the best of circumstances. When you also have a disability, additional barriers will arise. Legal advocates need to ensure that they are prepared to best provide services for people with disabilities as well as ensuring that courts are prepared to provide necessary accommodations. This webinar will explore… Read more »