Violence against people with disabilities occurs at alarming rates. People with disabilities experience violent victimization at rates three times higher than people without disabilities, making them one of the most harmed groups in the country. People with disabilities are less likely than people without disabilities to receive services that increase their safety and support their healing.
Policymakers, practitioners, and other personnel in the crime victims, criminal justice, and disability fields can take simple steps to help address abuse of people with disabilities. Learn more about what works and get practical resources to help you quickly implement promising solutions in your work.
Arc of Washington Home Page
Arc of Washington Resource Web Page
The Arc of Washington’s website is home to a particularly exhaustive list of resources on intellectual and developmental disabilities in Washington State, including information on how to get involved in legislative advocacy.
SABE’s Mission Statement
“To ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the same decisions, choices, rights, responsibilities, and chances to speak up to empower themselves; opportunities to make new friends, and to learn from their mistakes.”
Disability Services ASAP Web Page
Disability Services ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program), located in Austin Texas, provides training and education to help increase awareness about and prevent sexual and domestic violence and abuse. Through custom designed presentations and trainings for disability service providers, domestic and sexual violence staff and criminal justice personnel, the program offers technical assistance and consultation to individuals and organizations seeking guidance to reduce the risks of abuse against individuals with disabilities or to enhance accessibility to persons with disabilities. The website offers resources and information on awareness and prevention of sexual and domestic violence against people with disabilities.
Self Advocates in Leadership Home Page
Self Advocates in Leadership Resource Page
SAIL is an advocacy group comprised of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who work on disability rights policy issues in Washington State.
People First of Washington Home Page
People First is a Self Advocacy organization with chapters all across the state, that holds annual conventions.