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Pennsylvania Developmental Disability Council

Harrisburg Office
Room 561 Forum Building
605 South Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Telephone: 717-787-6057 (voice)
717-705-0819 (TTY)
Toll Free: 1-877-685-4452

This resource list was funded by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disability Council, envisioning a Commonwealth comprised of inclusive communities where all people with disabilities are valued and thrive.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

123 North Enola Drive
Enola, PA 17025
Telephone: 717-909-0710
717-909-0715 (TTY)
Toll Free: 877-739-3895
Fax: 717-909-0714

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) opened in July 2000 as a national information and resource hub relating to all aspects of sexual violence. Founded by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, the oldest and one of the largest state sexual assault coalitions, the NSVRC is funded through a cooperative agreement from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Violence Prevention.

The National Center for Victims of Crime

2000 M Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 202-467-8700
Fax: 202-467-8701

The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Since its inception in 1985, the National Center has worked with grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies throughout the United States serving millions of crime victims.

The Arc

1660 L Street, NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 202-534-3700
Toll Free: 800-433-5255
Fax: 202-534-3731

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Disability Rights Wisconsin

131 W. Wilson Street, Suite 700
Madison, WI 53703
Telephone: 608-267-0214
TTY: 888-758-6049
Toll Free: 800-928-8778

Disability Rights Wisconsin, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, produced several handbooks that address the service needs of persons with disabilities. All handbooks are accessible from the website: Cross Training Workbook: Violence Against Women with Disabilities; Accessibility Guide for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Service Providers; Accessibility Guide for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Service Providers; Confidentiality of Information and Records: A guide for programs Working with Women with Disabilities who are Survivors of Sexual Assault; Victim/ Survivors who use Service Animals: A Background Paper and Sample Program Policy for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs; and Self Assessment Tool for Ensuring Access for People with Disabilities.

Male Survivor

(Overcoming Sexual Victimization of Boys & Men)

Website gives many support resources for males survivors of rape and sexual assault. There is a very active discussion board for survivors to talk, share experiences and resources. The site contains a large bibliography and education information for professionals and survivors.

Seeds Educational Services Inc.

2707 Congress Street 1-R
San Diego, California 92110
Telephone: 619 299-3161
Fax# 619-299-0148

Seeds is a non-profit organization that was established to help people with developmental disabilities. Seeds grew out of the large number of sexual abuse cases involving adults and children. The agency offers curriculum and training for professionals , disability support workers, persons with disabilities and their families. Other curriculum and training: abuse investigation, a curriculum development series, public speaking and outreach, assertiveness and social awareness.


A community of disabled people who work together to campaign for acceptance of disabled people as sexual partners, social network, community resources, large bibliography and site for "Inside" magazine- periodical of articles and news from the United Kingdom disability community.

Public Health Family Planning Program

Seattle & King County
F.L.A.S.H. (Family Life and Sexual Health) Lesson Plans
401 5th Ave., Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104
TTY Relay: 711
Toll Free: 800-325-6165

The F.L.A.S.H curriculum is a sexual education course for schools created by the Seattle, Washington, Office of Public Health. The curriculum is used in school districts across the United States and Canada. F.L.A.S.H consists of lesson plans and transparencies for grades 4 through 12 and, lesson plans and curriculum for special education students and young adults.

North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities

500 University Ave. West
Minot, North Dakota 58707
1 (800) 233-1737

Provides information, resources and training modules for anyone interested in learning about supporting persons with disabilities.

Institute on Community Integration

109 Pattee Hall 150 Pillsbury Drive SE
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Impact newsletter published by The Institute on Community Integration, Volume 13, Fall 2000 feature issue: "Violence and Women with Developmental or Other Disabilities." Understanding Caregiver Abuse as Domestic Violence: Systemic Change in Wisconsin, Mandeville,Howard and Hanson,Maria, pp.14-15,27 PDF link:

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service