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Describes the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Activist Lydia X.Z. Brown on Disability Justice, Mutual Aid, and How Race and Disability Intersect

An interview with disability justice activist, attorney, educator, community organizer, scholar, speaker and consultant on disability justice, racial justice and mutual aid.

Blog and News Articles
Behavioral Challenges: Seven questions to guide the development of a support plan

This insightful bog post from David Pitonyak provides a guide for developing support plans for people with behavioral challenges. It is based off of the idea that behavioral challenges result form unmet needs

Blog and News Articles
Comprehensive Sexuality Education for People with Disabilities

Access, Autonomy, and Dignity: Comprehensive Sexuality Education for People with Disabilities provides issue briefs and resources on sexuality education for people with disabilities.  It was created in partnership with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and the National Partnership for Women and Families.

Policy Brief
Disability and Emergency Preparedness

The resources in this toolkit present the current landscape of emergency preparedness planning and response related to disability. These resources can help people with disabilities and their caregivers, emergency managers, first responders, and community-based organizations prepare for emergencies and disasters. They can also help to facilitate further research by federal agencies and promote interagency collaboration related to disability and emergency preparedness.

Empirical/Research Article
Experiences of Black Disabled People During & After Disasters

Recording of virtual event, “Experiences of Black Disabled People During & After Disasters: A Global Conversation”, held by the Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration (GADRA) including universal sign language and closed captions.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Disability

This article provides adults tips for how to talk about and normalize disability with children.

Blog and News Articles
Institute for Social Healing 2021 Virtual Conference Part 4

This video is part 4 of 4 parts of the 2021 Institute for Social Healing Conference that was co-hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Council on Family Relations on May 7th 2021. Time markers have been added for you to find presentations of interest. Presentation 11

Deborah Drain, Imani Lawson, and Christina Joe: Resiliency in the Face of Adversity: Covid-19 and Early Head Start Families. * The first 8 minutes of this video have been cut off due to technical difficulties.  00:00:00

Presentation 12

Chris Fitz , Cody Miller, MSED, Krista Rittenhouse, & Colette Shaw: Restorative Justice in the Juvenile Justice and Higher Education: 00:14:50

Presentation 13

Laura Evans, PhD, Evan Bradley, PhD, Eliana Peretz, & Hailey Grossi: Getting pronouns right: Gender, ethical reasoning, and preventing harm: 00:48:00

Alayna Munoz: The Impact of Covid-19 on Services Supporting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: 00:59:22

Conference Proceedings
Lydia X.Z. Brown on Disability Justice

Lydia X.Z. Brown’s plenary session at the 2021 National Sexual Assault Conference on the intersection of disability justice and violence prevention.

Conference Proceedings
Making it happen: Stratagies for supported decision making

tools to help people with disabilities use supportive decision making as opposed to gaurdianship

My Expectations Matter: My Life, My Choice, My Plan

It is free virtual Person-Centered Planning Training for people with disabilities and family members. This explains what person centered planning is and how it relates to disability justice. It also provides information on a free training. The training is most relevant to people in the state of Maryland.

National Suicide Prevention Week

Tips for teachers in addressing suicide prevention week in their classrooms

The Arc: Talk About Sexual Violence

Talk About Sexual Violence provides practical tools to address
the silent epidemic of sexual violence and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through a supported decision-making lens
that supports victim-centered approaches.

Blog and News Articles
To Be BIPOC, Disabled and Fighting for Justice

This article describes the history of the Disability Rights Movement and the connection between racial justice and disability justice.

Blog and News Articles
Trauma-informed care: A qualitative study exploring the views and experiences of professionals in specialist health services for adults with intellectual disabilities

This study explores professional’s perspective on trauma-informed care with adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Please contact us for information on access to this article.

Empirical/Research Article
Waiting Lists May be Eliminated for Disability Services

This article describes a bill called the HCBS Access Act that would eliminate the waiting list for Home and Community Based Services funded by Medicaid.

Blog and News Articles