Tag Archives: violence

The First Steps to Ending Domestic Violence

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

UNDERSTANDING is the first step to ending domestic violence and sexual assault By: Sharon Langer Persons with disabilities are victimized at a rate three times higher than persons without disabilities. In 2012, 1.3 million violent crimes, that included rape and physical assault, occurred against persons with disabilities. If you are a woman, or have… Read More »

aT4 Program: A Glance at the Past and Present

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

By: Claudia Luna This summer, I had an incredible opportunity to spend a month abroad in Berlin, Germany. As such a historically significant city, I made it a priority to tour as many museums and monuments as possible. While planning for the trip, I did a lot of research about the various memorials and… Read More »

Domestic Violence and the Deaf

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

By: Sharon Langer   The deaf and hard of hearing world is unique because of the difficulty in communicating with others. The world of the victim of domestic violence is also one of isolation and lack of access to the outside world. A batterer typically isolates their victim to instill dependency. When you combine… Read More »