The following third-party sources will help you better understand issues surrounding abuse against people with disabilities, disability rights, as well as accessibility support.
The Conversation, an international, independent non-profit that seeks to recognize the vital role academics play in societal concerns, discusses why disability hate crimes are under-reported.
Written in February 2019, Cox and Palmer discuss new developments surrounding the law of guardianship in our province.
The BC Association of Community Response Networks provides a helpful booklet that describes indicators of abuse, and suggests ways in which you can support people with disabilities who experience abuse.
This 2016 CBC article explains how the “Access Now” mobile app makes it easier for people to find how mobility-friendly buildings.
This is the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s most recent report on equality rights of people with disabilities in our country. The report breaks down subjects such as education, finance, health, justice and more.
The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities NL (COD NL) has an amazing resource list to avail of, including tips on accessibility and browsing the web, blue zone parking and transport, employment, service animals, and more. This is also a great organization to align with, should you require additional NL-specific information.
The Canadian Human Rights Commission provides information, resources, statistics and ways to support disability rights in Canada.
Caring for Kids New to Canada presents information about how developmental disabilities are perceived across various cultures, as well as different factors that health practitioners should be aware of.
The Government of Canada has provided extensive information on the rights of people with disabilities in Canada, as well as provides information regarding federal programs to help Canadians living with disabilities.
Statistics Canada released this juristat article in 2018, based on 2014 statistical findings.
The United States’ leading advocate for a wide range of diagnoses across the spectrum of intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc provides a multitude of resources such as fact sheets, publications, survey results and toolkits to understand and support disability rights.
From a past Victims Week information event with Government of Canada, this Powerpoint presentation provides information on abuse and violence, barriers, signs of abuse and violence, as well as prevention tips.
Unicef discusses how their Child Protection Strategy includes children with disabilities.
The Government of NL has provided a fact sheet specific to violence against women with disabilities in our province.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada created a Eugenics Archive which reflects the collaboration of scholars, survivors, students and community partners in challenging eugenics. This particular section focuses on the correlation between violence and disability.