Women, Disability and Violence: Strategies to Increase Physical and Programmatic Access to Victims’ Services for Women with Disabilities

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This article strives to balance fairly and effectively the voices and needs of individuals with disabilities with those of service providers who provide either disability or domestic violence/sexual assault services. As previously noted, however, the dedicated individuals and organizations that provide domestic violence and disability services across the United States are already stretched thin dealing with the client populations with which they are familiar. It is common for advocates to place blame and guilt upon themselves because they cannot do enough, given the limited resources at their disposal. Adding another constituency to the existing burden may seem to some like too much to ask of these service networks and the people who run them.

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