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Working with a Deaf Survivor: A Resource Guide

This manual provides guidance for domestic violence advocates in working with survivors who are Deaf or hard of hearing. It offers tips for effective communication and collaboration with disability rights advocates and organizations. For additional resources, see the Vermont NetworkÍs page on Hearing Accommodations.
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Emergency Preparation and People with Disabilities

This page provides information on emergency preparedness as it relates to individuals with disabilities. Key areas discussed in the document are 1) preparation, 2) notification and evacuation, 3) sheltering and interim services, and 4) recovery.
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Etiquette Tips for Working with People with Disabilities

This one-pager offers tips for engaging in respectful interactions with individuals with disabilities.
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Disability Inclusive Asset Building: New Strategies for Achieving Real Economic Impact for Americans with Disabilities

Author(s): Johnette Hartnett, Tobey Davies
As a result of regular meetings between community development organizations, disability service organizations, universities, and federal agencies, research was undertaken to understand asset accumulation for people with disabilities, and to leverage existing community development resources and adapt existing asset building programs to meet the needs of this group.
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A Guide for Friends, Family and Care Providers of Sexual Violence Survivors Who Have Disabilities

This 26-page guide contains a general overview of sexual violence information, with special information pertaining to victims with disabilities.
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Individual Development Account Question and Answer Sheet: A Guide for IDA Consumers with Disabilities

Author(s): Dede Leydorf
This fact sheet specifically addresses the impact of IDAs on SSI and SSDI.
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  • NRCDV Publications
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The NRCDV Access Initiative: Documenting our progress towards greater accessibility

Be the change we wish to see in the world. That is just what the staff of the NRCDV had in mind when we launched the Access Initiative in 2006. The Initiative represented NRCDV's organizational commitment -- as an employer, service provider, and community member -- to individuals with disabilities and accessibility in general.
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Visual Safety Plan

This visual safety plan was designed for people with limited English proficiency or literacy. It outlines documents and other items to take if/when a survivor flees an abusive relationship, describes safety planning at home, and suggests preparations around documentation.
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Victimization of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury or Other Disabilities: A Fact Sheet for Friends and Families

This fact sheet includes information about why people with traumatic brain injury are vulnerable to victimization and how to help those who are victimized.
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Safety Planning for Domestic Violence Victims Who Have Been Hit on the Head

Author(s): Sue Parry, Judith Avner
Its important to consider the possibility of a TBI in your safety planning, and to do what you can to protect yourself and prevent another injury. This handout provides information for victims of domestic violence to protect themselves from further injury and allow brain injuries to heal.
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The Intersection of Brain Injury and Domestic Violence

Author(s): Sarah DeWard
This guide offers information about brain injury and the possible complications that this disability can provide to domestic violence survivors. Suggestions for providing informed services to domestic violence survivors living with a brain injury are also included.