Disabilities and Human Trafficking

Disability Etiquette and Using Person First Language

Source:
National Disability Rights Network website

This is the fourth presentation guide in the series. This presentation explains disability etiquette, which are guidelines to to communicating and interacting with people who have disabilities, and how to use person first language. Click here to access the presentation. 

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Designing Accessible Training Events and Materials

Source:
National Disability Rights Network website

This guide provides information for designing training events and materials that are accessible for individuals with disabilities. Click here to access the guide. 

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Reporting and Writing About Disabilities

Source:
National Disability Rights Network press kit

This press kit provides language suggestions for media representatives for using language in a more sensitive manner that avoids reducing individuals with disabilities to a series of labels, symptoms, or medical terms. Click here to access the press kit.

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Source:
Equip for Equality fact sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI). The information applies to individuals with disabilities, including older Americans with physical, cognitive, sensory, or mental impairments. Click here to access the fact sheet. 

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Responding to an Abusive, Neglectful, or Improper Guardian

Source:
Equip for Equality Fact Sheet

This fact sheet from Equip for Equality advises people with disabilities on how to protect themselves from abuse, neglect, or exploitation from court appointed guardians. Click here to access the fact sheet.

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Housing Discrimination

Source:
Equip for Equality Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides overview of federal housing rights and federal laws that protect individuals with disabilities when obtaining housing. Click here to access the fact sheet. 

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Resource Guide for Persons with Disabilities

Source:
Equip for Equality and Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association PDF

Equip for Equality and the Young Lawyers Section of The Chicago Bar Association compiled a list of agencies available to assist individuals with disabilities based on a variety of categories including different disability types and different problems experienced.   Click here to access the resource guide. 

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Sex traffickers target girls with intellectual disabilities

Source:
Atlas of Science Website

It is well known that children with intellectual disabilities face a much higher risk for sexual abuse and sexual assault than those without disabilities. Perpetrators of child sexual abuse select victims who have disabilities because they view them as more vulnerable and less capable of reporting the

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The Arc Resource Center for Victim Advocates

Source:
The Arc Resource Center Website

The Arc compiled a list of resources and refereces for victim advocates who work with individuals with disabilities. Click here to access the full list of resources.

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Screening Practices for Domestic Violence Victims with Disabilities

Source:
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence PDF

The goal of this protocol is to support domestic violence agencies in examining, revising and expanding their screening and intake process to include questions about accomodation needs. Domestic violence programs are encouraged to establish protocols about when and how all survivors receiving services are asked about what

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