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September 2002

Rural Housing Challenges: Meeting The Housing Needs Of People With Disabilities In Rural Communities

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This publication provides information about the housing challenges facing rural America, including barriers to affordable housing in rural areas, expanding housing opportunities, and available resources for homeless people in rural areas.
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April 2002

Strategies To Help People With Disabilities Be Successful In The Housing Choice Voucher Program

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This booklet offers information on strategies to increase utilization of Housing Choice Vouchers, responsibilities under fair housing laws, relevant information on the Medicaid program, and implications of the US Supreme Court decision in Olmstead v. L.C.
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January 2002

The Case Against “Special Needs”

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Words simultaneously reflect and reinforce our attitudes and perceptions. In this article, the author argues against using the descriptor “special needs” for people with disabilities, discussing how it can promote negative attitudes and segregation.
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January 2002

Disability History Timeline

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This page from the Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Independent Living Management provides a list of national and international milestones highlighting people, events, and legislation affecting the disability rights movement.
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July 2001

The Politics of the Disability Rights Movement

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This article offers a brief history of the disability rights movement and discusses the need for a counter-hegemonic politics of disability liberation.
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July 2000

Disability Rights Movement Virtual Exhibition

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This virtual exhibit from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History explores key milestones in the disability rights movement.
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January 2000

Safety Planning: A Guide for Individuals with Physical Disabilities

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This safety plan is designed to help adults with physical disabilities who have been or may be abused by an intimate partner, spouse, adult child, or other family member, personal assistant or caregiver.
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January 2000

On the Question of Allies

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This short paper describes three kinds of pseudo-allies to people with disabilities, providing insights into what true allyship looks like.
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May 1999

Somewhere to Turn: Making Domestic Violence Services Accessible to Battered Immigrant Women, Chapter 1: Overview of Domestic Violence and Battered Immigrant Issues

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This chapter provides information about domestic violence in immigrant communities, including the power and control dynamics and the barriers faced by immigrant women in accessing services for domestic violence.
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February 1998

Abuse and Women with Disabilities

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This document highlights the prevalence of violence against women with disabilities, examines abuse interventions for women with disabilities, and offers a critique of studies on abuse and disability. Includes recommendations for research and practice.
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August 1995

The Americans with Disabilities Act Checklist for Readily Achievable Barrier Removal

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This checklist is designed to help organizations identify accessibility problems and solutions in existing facilities in order to meet obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The goal of the survey process is to plan how to make an existing facility more usable for people with disabilities.
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January 1994

On Being Invisible in the Mental Health System

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The author provides a case study of her daughter’s sexual abuse as a child and subsequent experiences as a “chronically mentally ill” client in the mental health system. Information from 17 years of mental health records and anecdotal accounts are used to illustrate the effects of the abuse, her attempts to reach out for help, and the system’s failure to respond.