Toolkit: Office for Victims of Crime: Promising Practices for Serving Crime Victims with Disabilities

This toolkit identifies and addresses the issues and obstacles encountered by people with disabilities who have been victimized or abused.

Webpage: National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability: Perske’s List

Robert Perske, respected author, advocate and long-time supporter of The Arc, compiled a list of people with intellectual disabilities who gave false confessions to begin documenting these otherwise hidden-away cases.

Webpage: U.S. Department of Labor: Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act

An overview of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, which prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities (IWDs).

Website: The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability

The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD) is the first national effort of its kind to bring together both victim and suspect/ offender issues involving people with I/DD under one roof.

Webpage: The Autism Society of Maine: Facts for Prosecutors

This webpage contains points that prosecutors are encouraged to consider when it comes to certain areas such as confessions, criminal intent, trials, sentencing and more.

Report: Bureau of Justice Statistics: Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2012 – Statistical Tables

In this report, crimes against people with disabilities are classified according to six limitations: hearing, vision, cognitive, ambulatory, self-care, and independent living.

Website: Disability Rights, Education Activism, and Mentoring (DREAM)

DREAM advocates for the continued development of disability culture and disability pride as well as related sub-cultures and movements and strongly value physical, mental and neurodiversity.

Website: Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)

COPAA engages in special education advocacy to ensure that children with disabilities are entitled to a free appropriate public education.

Guide: Thinking About Inclusion – Taking Personal and Corporate Responsibility for Welcoming Everyone

The purpose of this booklet is to help staff of public, private and voluntary organizations create a welcoming and inclusive environment for customers with disabilities.

Toolkit: Equal Rights Center: An Accessibility Self-Advocacy Toolkit

This toolkit, developed by the Equal Rights Center, informs individuals with disabilities and others about their legal rights as it pertains to accessibility.