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  • Aiello, Denise & Capkin, Lee "Services for Disabled Victims: Elements and Standards", pgs 14-16, 1-4 Response, Fall 1984
  • Arrayan, Kari "Disability Justice Initiative Technical Report #1: Review of the Literature" ND Center for Persons with Disabilities, November 2003, pgs 1-17 Scanned Article - Arrayan 1
  • Arrayan, Kari "Disability Justice Initiative Technical Report #2: State-wide Survey Analysis" ND Center for Persons with Disabilities, November 2003, pgs 1-39 Scanned Article - Arrayan 2
  • Baladerian, Nora J. "Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Maltreatment Update" Mental Health Consultants, pgs 1-22 Scanned Article - Nora 1
  • Baladerian, Nora J. "Quick Reference Sheet on: Interviewing Abuse Victims who have Cognitive or Communicative Impairments" Disability, Abuse and Personal Rights, a project of Spectrum Institute, pgs 1-5 Scanned Article - Nora 2
  • Baladerian, Nora J. & Waxman, Barbara Faye "Rape Treatment Recommendations for Disabled People" July 1985, pgs 1-24 Scanned Article - Nora 3
  • Barile, Maria "Individual-Systemic Violence: Disabled Women's Standpoint" Journal of International Women's Studies, November 2002, Volume 4, Number 1, pgs 1-14] >
  • Belden, Barbara; Burke, Amber & Visitacion, Connie "Evaluation of the Victims Assistance Program" Joint Center on Violence and Victim Studies, 2001, pgs 1-15 Printed on 2/22/02
  • Bryen, Diane Nelson, Allison Carey & Beverly Frantz (2003, June). Ending the Silence: Adults who Use Augmentative Communication and their Experiences as Victims of Crimes. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 19(2), 125-134.
  • Campbell, Rebecca; Wasco, Sharon M.; Ahrens, Courtney E.; Sefl, Tracy & Barnes, Holly E. "Preventing the 'Second Rape' - Rape Survivors' Experiences with Community Service Providers" Journal of Interpersonal Violence, December 2001, Volume 16, Number 12, pgs 1239-1259
  • Casteel,C.,Martin,SL., Smith,JB., Gurka,KK., Kupper,LL., "National Study of Physical and Sexual Assault Among Women with Disabilities", Injury Prevention 2008; 14: 87-90
  • Chenoweth, Lesley "Violence and Women with Disabilities, Silence and Paradox" Chapter 2, pgs 21-39
  • Cole, Sandra S. "Facing the Challenges of Sexual Abuse in Persons with Disabilities" Sexuality and Disability, Fall/Winter 1984-86, Volume 7, Number 3/4, pgs 71-88
  • Coles, Walter "Sexual Abuse of Persons with Disabilities: A Law Enforcement Perspective" Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, 1990, Volume 18, Number 2, pgs 35-43
  • Curry, Mary Ann; Powers, Laurie E. & Oschwald, Mary "Development of an Abuse Screening Tool for Women with Disabilities" Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, Volume 8, Issue 4, pgs 1-21 Scanned Article - Curry 1
  • Davis, Leigh Ann & Schwartz, Michelle "Telling the Truth Regardless of the Risk - One Group Home's Response to Staff Abuse of Residents" The Arc, 2002, Issue #1, pgs 18-24 Scanned Article - Davis 1
  • Davis, Leigh Ann "People with Cognitive, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities & Sexual Offenses" (Q&A) The Arc, July 2002, pgs 1-2 Scanned Article - Davis 2
  • Davis, Leigh Ann "People with Intellectual Disabilities and Sexual Violence" (Q&A) The Arc, August 2005, pgs 1-2 Scanned Article - Davis 3
  • Davis, Leigh Ann "People with Intellectual Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System: Victims & Suspects" (Q&A) The Arc, June 2005, pgs 1-2 Scanned Article - Davis 4
  • Davis, Leigh Ann "The Criminal Justice Response to Victims with Developmental Disabilities: Utilizing Effective ADA Accommodations" Presented to: The National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council for the Workshop of Victims with Disabilities October 8, 1999, pgs 1-33 Scanned Article - Davis 5
  • Delaware County Women's Commission "Violence Against Women with Disabilities" June 2005, pgs 1-20
  • Doren, Bonnie; Bullis, Michael & Benz, Michael "Predictors of Victimization Experiences of Adolescents with Disabilities in Transition" The Council for Exceptional Children Exceptional Children, 1996, Volume 62, Number 1, pgs 7-18
  • Edwards, William J. "How to Demystify the Prosecutions Efforts of Minimizing the Severity of Your Clients Mental Retardation" Pgs 1-5
  • Elman, R. Amy "Confronting the Sexual Abuse of Women with Disabilities" January 2005, pgs 1-16 Printed on 09/02/2005
  • Erickson, Stephanie "Abuse of Disabled: A mostly ignored epidemic" Sentinel, May 24, 2003, pgs 1-4 Printed from email on 05/27/2003
  • Fitzsimons,N.,Sobsey,D., "Combating Violence and Abuse of People with Disabilities: A Call to Action" , Editor, Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 1st Edition, February , 2009, ISBN: 9781598570014, 220 pages
  • Fox, Ronald (2004). Bisexuality: A Reader's Guide to the Social Science Literature. Journal of Bisexuality, 4(1-2), 161-255.
  • Furey, Eileen M. "Sexual Abuse of Adults with Mental Retardation: Who and Where" Mental Retardation, June 1994, Volume 32, Number 3, pgs 173-180
  • Gilgun, Jane F "CASPARS: New tools for assessing client risks and strengths" Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, September 1, 1999 Volume 80, Issue 5, pgs 1-11 Printed on 09/07/2006
  • Greenspan, Stephen (2011). Homicide Defendants with Intellectual Disabilities: Issues in Diagnosis in Capital Cases. Exceptionality, 19, 219-237.
  • Guidry Tyiska, Cheryl "An American Advocate's Perspective: Responding to Disabled Victims of Crime" NOVA Newsletter, 1990, Issue Numbers 8-12, pgs 10-13
  • Hassouneh-Phillips, Dena & Curry, Mary Ann "Abuse of Women with Disabilities: State of the Science" RCB, 2002, Volume 45, Issue 2, pgs 96-104 Scanned Article - Curry 2
  • Hickson,L.,Khemka,I.,Golden,H.,Chatzistyli,A., "Profiles of Women Who Have Mental Retardation with and without a Documented History of Abuse", American Journal on Mental Retardation, Volume 113, Number 2: 133-142
  • Jema,L., Fugl-Meyer,KS.,Oberg,K., "On Intimacy, Sexual Activities and Exposures to Sexual Abuse among Children and Adolescents with Mobility Impairment", Foundation Acta Paediatricia 2008 97 pp. 641-646
  • Keilty, Jennifer & Connelly Georgina "Making a Statement: an exploratory study of barriers facing women with an intellectual disability when making a statement about sexual assault to police" Disability & Society, 2001, Volume 16, Number 2, pgs 273-291
  • Khemka, Ishita & Hickson, Linda "Decision-Making by Adults with Mental Retardation in Simulated Situations of Abuse" Mental Retardation, February 2000, Volume 38, Number 1, pgs 15-26
  • Kit-Shan Lee, Yvonne & So-Kum Tang, Catherine "Evaluation of a Sexual Abuse Prevention Program for Female Chinese Adolescents with Mild Mental Retardation" American Journal on Mental Retardation, 1998, Volume 103, Number 2, pgs 105-116
  • Longo, Robert E. & Gochenour, Claude "Sexual Assault of Handicapped Individuals" Journal of Rehabilitation, July/August/September 1981, pgs 24-27
  • Mansell, Sheila; Sobsey, Dick & Moskal, Rosemary "Clinical Findings among Sexually Abused Children with and without Developmental Disabilities" Mental Retardation, February 1998, Volume 36, Number 1, pgs 12-22
  • Mansell, Sheila; Sobsey, Dick & Calder, Peter "Sexual Abuse Treatment for Persons with Developmental Disabilities" Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 1992, Volume 23, Number 5, pgs 404-409 Scanned Article - Sobsey 1
  • McAfee, James A. "Individuals with Significant Disabilities who are Victims of Crime" TASH Newsletter, September 1998, pgs 21-25
  • McCleary, Richard & Wiebe, Douglas J. "Measuring the Victimization Risk of the Developmentally Disabled: Methodological Problems and Solutions" Pgs 1-29
  • McFarlane, Judith; Hughes, Rosemary; Nosek, Margaret A.; Groff, Janet Y.; Swedlend, Nancy & Mullen, Patricia Dolan "Abuse Assessment Screen-Disability (AAS-D): Measuring Frequency, Type and Perpetrator of Abuse toward Women with Physical Disabilities" Journal of Women's Health & Gender Based Medicine, November 2001, Volume 10, Number 9, pgs 861-866
  • McGrath,R.,Livingston,J.,Falk,G., "Community Management of Sex Offenders With Intellectual Disabilities: Characteristics, Services, and Outcome of a Statewide Program", Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Volume 45, Number 6, 391-398, December 2007
  • Merkin, Lewis & Smith, Marilyn J. "A Community Based Model Providing Services for Deaf and Deaf-Blind Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence" Sexuality & Disability, 1995, Volume 13, Number 2, pgs 97-106
  • Miller, Carol Marbin "Florida Cases Underscore Risk of Sexual Abuse for the Disabled" The Herald, 6/8/2003, Front Section, pg 1A Acquired via email from Bev Frantz Printed on 7/1/03
  • Miltenberger, Raymond G.; Roberts, Jennifer A.; Ellingson, Sherry; Galensky, Tami; Rapp, John T.; Long, Ethan S. & Lumley, Vicki A. "Training and Generalization of Sexual Abuse Prevention Skills for Women with Mental Retardation" Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Fall 1999, Volume 32, Number 3, pgs 385-388
  • Modell,S.,Cropp,D.,Police Officers and Disability: Perceptions and Attitudes, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Volume 45, Number 1; 60-63, February 2007
  • Muller, John (2009). The New Parenthood and the Old Ambivalence About Disability: Baby Doe, Prenatal Testing, and Disability Rights. Student Prize Papers Yale Law School, Paper 44.
  • Murphy, Patricia "Taking an Abuse History in the Initial Evaluation" NARPPS Journal & News, Volume 7, Number 5, pgs 187-191
  • National Ethic Disability Alliance (NEDA) "Domestic Violence & Women from a NESB with Disability" December 2001/NEDA 2001, pgs 1-6
  • Nixon,J., "Domestic violence and women with disabilities: Locating the issue on the periphery of social movements", Disability & Society, Volume 24, No.1, January 2009, 77-89
  • Nosek, Margaret A. & Howland, Carol "Sexual Abuse & People with Disabilities" Sexual Function in People with Disability and Chronic Illness Chapter 28, pgs 577-594
  • Nosek, Margaret A. & Howland, Carol A. "Abuse and Women with Disabilities", pgs 1-8 Violence Against Women Online Resources Printed on 6/19/00
  • O'Reilly,M.,"'I didn't punch him': Parental accounts of punishing children with mental health problems", The Journal of Family Therapy, 2008, 30: 272-295
  • Paceley, Shirley "Reducing Risk of Sexual Abuse of Persons with Developmental Disabilities" Pgs 1-14
  • Perske,R., "Coming Out of the Darkness: America's Criminal Justice System and Persons With Intellectual Disabilities in the 20th Century", Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Volume 45, Number 3: 216-220, June 2007
  • Pitonyak, David "Supporting a Person who is Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)" Pgs 1-26 Scanned Article - Pitonyak
  • Powers, Laurie E, Mary Ann Curry, Elizabeth McNeff, Marsha Saxton, Jennifer Powers & Mary Oschwald (2008). End the Silence: A Survey of Abuse Against Men with Disabilities. Journal of Rehabilitation, 74(4), 41-53.
  • Powers, Laurie E. & Oschwald, Mary "Violence and Abuse Against People with Disabilities: Experiences, Barriers and Prevention Strategies" Pgs 1-20 Scanned Article - Powers & Oschwald
  • Reynolds, Leigh Ann "People with Mental Retardation & Sexual Abuse" (Q&A) The Arc, October 1997
  • Robinson Civjan, Sherly "Making Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services Accessible" Impact, pgs 1-4
  • Samuels, Robert "Crime & Disability: Assessing the Risk" New Mobility, November/December 1994, pgs 26-31
  • Saxton, Marsha; Curry, Mary Ann; Powers, Laurie E.; Maley, Susan; Eckels, Karyl & Gross, Jacqueline "Bring My Scooter So I Can Leave You - A Study of Disabled Women handling Abuse by Personal Assistance Providers" Violence Against Women, April 2001, Volume 7, Number 4, pgs 393-417
  • Shakeshaft, Charol "Educator Sexual Misconduct: A Synthesis of Existing Literature" Policy and Program Studies Service (PPSS), 2004, U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Under Secretary DOC # 2004-09, pgs 1-8
  • Sherry, Mark "Hate Crimes against People with Disabilities" Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA), pgs 1-7 Printed on 7/26/00
  • Sieblink,E.,de Jong,M., Taal,E.,Roelvink,L., "Sexuality and People with Intellectual Disabilities: Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes, Experiences, and Needs", Mental Retardation, Volume 44, Number 4: 282-294, August 2006
  • Smith,D., "Disability, Gender and Intimate Partner Violence: Relationships from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System", Sex. Disabil. (2008) 26:15-28,
  • Smith,D., Stausser,DR., "Examining the Impact of physical and sexual abuse on the employment of women with disabilities in the United States: An exploratory analysis", Disability and Rehabilitation, 30: 14, 1039-1046
  • Sobsey, Dick & Varnhagen, Connie "Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Disabled Individuals" Child Sexual Abuse Chapter 11, pgs 203-216 Scanned Article - Sobsey 2
  • Sobsey, Dick "Violence & Disability: Theory & Practice" Powerpoint Presentation & Handouts, pgs 1-14 Scanned Article - Sobsey 3
  • Sobsey, Dick & Mansell, Sheila "The Prevention of Sexual Abuse of People with Developmental Disabilities" Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, 1990, Volume 18, Number 2, pgs 51-66
  • Sobsey, Dick & Varnhagen, Connie "Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Disabled Individuals" Child Sexual Abuse Chapter 11, pgs 203-216 Same as Scanned Article - Sobsey 2
  • Stop It Now! Philadelphia "Baseline Evaluation in Philadelphia: Findings Reveal that Adults need for skills to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse" Stop It Now! Report #7, November 2002, pgs 1-4
  • Taylor,J.,Eitle,D.,Russell,D., "Racial/Ethnic variation in the relationship between physical limitation and fear of crime: an examination of mediating and moderating factors", Deviant Behavior, 30: 144-174, 2009
  • Ternes,M.,Yuille,J., "Eyewitness Memory and Eyewitness Identification Performance in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities", Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 21, 519-531
  • Thiara, Ravi. (2011, October). Losing out on both counts: disabled women and domestic violence. Disability and Society, 26(6), 757-771.
  • Vaughn,J, Taylor,M, Parrish,S., "Are We There Yet? Screening Process for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Jail Settings", Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Volume 47, Number 1: 13-23, February 2009
  • Wade, Holly Anne "Discrimination, Sexuality and People with Significant Disabilities: Issues of Access and the Right to Sexual Expression in the United States" Disability Studies Quarterly, Fall 2002, Volume 22, Number 4, pgs 9-27
  • Waxman, Barbara Faye "Hatred: The Unacknowledged Dimension in Violence against Disabled People" Sexuality and Disability, 1991, Volume 9, Number 3, pgs 185-199
  • Wisseman, Kimberly Black "You're My Pretty Bird in a Cage": Disability, Domestic Violence and Survival Impact, Fall 2000, Volume 13, Number 13
  • Womendez, Chris & Schneiderman, Karen "Escaping from Abuse: Unique Issues for Women with Disabilities" Sexuality and Disability, 1991, Volume 9, Number 3, pgs 273-279
  • Wuest,J., Merrit-Gray,M.,Ford-Gilboe,M.,Lent,B.,Varcoe,C.,Campbell,J., "Chronic Pain in Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence", The Journal of Pain, Volume 9, Number 11, 2008: pp-1049-1057
  • Young,E., Heath,M.,Ashbaker,B.,Smith,B.,"Sexual Harrassment Among Students with Educational Disabilities", Remedial and Special Education, Volume 29, Number 4, August 2008, 208-221

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