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 »
Reposted from Rewire Original Post By: S.E. Smith In the midst of #TimesUp and #MeToo, a new report on campus sexual assault in the disability community is serving as an indictment on the state of access at every level of this issue, from mandatory preventive training to support through Title IX hearings. The National Council on Disability, a… Read more »
Reposted from Standford Medicine Original Post By: Holly MacCormick Taking shelter from a storm is an ordeal for everyone, but for people with physical or mental disabilities, natural disasters add an additional layer of logistical and legal challenges. In a recent Stanford Law School blog post, Rabia Belt, JD, PhD, a legal historian, discusses how people with disabilities are disproportionately… Read more »
Reposted from KOMONews Original Post By Martha Bellisle, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – Disabled people living in four Washington-state run communities have choked to death, been sexually assaulted, denied basic treatment and given the wrong medication, according to a report released Wednesday by Disability Rights Washington. “These institutions have a track record of seriously harming… Read more »
By collaborating in their efforts, Triumph Omaha is working to bridge the gap in service for survivors with behavioral health disabilities, and creating a person-centered services model for survivors of domestic violence who experience severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
The End Abuse of People with Disabilities Webinar Series (Formerly the Bridging the Gap Webinar Series) is a FREE monthly webinar series that features topics that advance the conversation at the intersection of violence against people with disabilities and Deaf people. … Read more »