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Autistic Self Advocacy Network

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is run by and for Autistic people. ASAN was created to serve as a national grassroots disability rights organization for the Autistic community, and does so by advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of Autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power while… Read more »

Vera Institute of Justice

This website is operated by the Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice. Vera’s Center on Victimization and Safety works with communities around the country to fashion services that reach, appeal to, and benefit all victims of crime. Our work focuses on groups of people, such as those with disabilities, who… Read more »

Task Force on Violence and Abuse of People with Disabilities

The Task Force on Violence and Abuse of People with Disabilities is a subcommittee of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL). This task force seeks to bring awareness about violence and abuse among people with disabilities to NCIL, its centers, and membership.  The NCIL Task Force on Violence and Abuse of People with Disabilities… Read more »

National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability

The National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD) is the first national effort of its kind to bring together both victim and suspect/offender issues involving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. An effort of The Arc of the United States, NCCJD is building the capacity of the criminal justice system to respond to gaps in existing… Read more »

Project Peer

Project Peer is a collaboration between Quality Trust, Anchor Mental Health, District Alliance for Safe Housing, the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the DC Rape Crisis Center, the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute, Project ACTION!, and Ramona’s Way.  In 2007 this diverse group of local service providers came together to improve service access and quality… Read more »