Physical and Sexual Assault of Women with Disabilities

  • Martin S
  • Ray N
  • Sotres-Alvarez D
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Abstract

Although the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was instrumental in raising societal conscious awareness of the issues and discriminatory practices towards people with disabilities, the evidence points to a lack of full inclusion in the mainstream of Amer- ican society. Due to the double discrimination of gender and disability status, women with disabilities confront major obstacles even more boldly to achieve equality and full participation in society. This article examines some of the current meanings of disability, vital statistics, and current discriminatory practices in specific areas for women with disabilities such as, human rights and abuse, relationships and sexual func- tioning, health maintenance issues, employment, and environmental barri- ers. Positive strategies for social workers to become involved at both the macro and micro levels of practice as well as social policy level are identi- fied.

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  • disabilities
  • domestic violence
  • physical assault
  • rape
  • sexual assault

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Authors

  • Sandra L. Martin

  • Neepa Ray

  • Daniela Sotres-Alvarez

  • Lawrence L. Kupper

  • Kathryn E. Moracco

  • Pamela A. Dickens

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