|Abuse and Neglect Prevention Systems: Evaluation and Implementation Guide|
This is a curriculum on responding to abuse and neglect. It is based on the 7 Key Components as developed by CMS.
|ADA Guide for Local Governments: Making Community Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs Accessible to People with Disabilities|
This guide offers practical planning information for before, during, and after an emergency/evacuation situation. You can read it online or download it as a PDF file.
|Combating Violence and Abuse of People With Disabilities|
This book is written to DSPs and other professionals about preventing abuse.
|Combating Violence and Abuse of People with Disabilities: A Call to Action|
A book about helping people with disabilities fight violence and abuse—and take charge of their bodies and lives.
|Curriculum on Abuse Prevention and Empowerment (CAPE)|
This curriculum teaches people with disabilities how to protect themselves from abuse. It is also meant for service providers, parents and allies of people with disabilities.
|Emergency Planning Checklist|
This planning checklist is written for large, long term care settings. Many of the ideas are applicable to any home.
|Emergency Preparedness: Best Practice Guidelines|
These two guides help people be prepared for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. There are separate guides for service providers, and case managers.
|Emergency Preparedness: Taking Responsibility for Your Safety Tips for People with Disabilities and Activity Limitations|
This booklet tells you how to make an emergency supply kit. It also helps you know how to be ready for an emergency.
|Emergency Supply Checklist|
This brochure has a checklist of supplies that everyone should include in an emergency supply kit.
|Enabling Safe Evacuations|
This web article has tips for employers and building managers on emergency preparedness and safe evacuation planning for people with disabilities.
|Every body needs to know|
This is a curriculum about sexuality. It is for teaching self-advocates.
|Fact Sheet: Using a Generator When Disaster Strikes|
This fact sheet tells how to use a generator. This can help if the electricity goes out.
|Feeling Safe, Being Safe|
This worksheet helps people with disabilities prepare for an emergency. You can download it as a PDF file.
|Fire Safety Training DVD and Curriculum|
This fire safety training DVD comes with an 84-page staff training curriculum.
|Impact: Feature issue on violence against women with developmental disabilities|
A collection of articles related to projects, research, and resources that address the issue of violence.
|Life Skills Manual Community Based Services Program|
A training curriculum for teaching life skills to people with disabilities.
|Mugged (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)|
This book uses a story with drawings to explain how it feels to be robbed, and what helps. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
|On Target: Disability and Health in New York State|
This series of newsletters gives information and advice to individuals with disabilities on matters of health and well-being.
|People with Intellectual Disabilities and Sexual Violence|
This fact sheet is about sexual abuse and assault toward people with disabilities.
|Position Paper on Medication Management for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association)|
This paper proposes best practice guidelines
|Preparedness: Tips for People with Special Medical Needs|
This fact sheet helps people with medical needs prepare for a disaster.
|Project Safe EV-AC: "In a Pinch"|
This guide shows how to evacuate persons with different types of disabilities from an emergency or dangerous situations in a matter of seconds or minutes.
|Quality in Practice: Safety|
This fact sheet provides suggestions on how organizations can promote safety while still protecting people’s right to experience a full and satisfying life.
|Removing the Barriers: A Fire Safety Factsheet for People with Disabilities and Their Caregivers|
This is a one-page fact sheet on fire safety for people with physical and/or sensory disabilities
|Resources on Emergency Evacuation and Disaster Preparedness|
This web-based article concludes with many resources on disability access issues in disaster preparedness and response.
|Rights and Safeguards A Guide for Self-Advocates|
This booklet lists personal rights and ways to keep safe. It is easy to understand and uses both drawings and words.
|SAFE Place Emergency Preparedness Toolkit|
This one-page form is for people to complete and keep with them. It may provide life-saving information in case of an emergency.
|Safety Skills for Asperger Women How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life|
This book explains how women who have Aspergers syndrome can stay safe. The author is a woman with first-hand experience.
|Safety Skills Reader Book|
This is an easy to read book that teaches safety skills.
|The Aspie Girl's Guide to Being Safe with Men The Unwritten Safety Rules No-one is Telling You|
This book has advice about staying safe around men.
|The Take and Go Emergency Book|
This is a booklet people with disabilities can use to record their personal, medical, and health information. It is meant to be taken along in case of an emergency evacuation.
|Accessing Safety Initiative|
This program teaches community programs how to support women with disabilities who have been abused.
|Disability Services ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program)|
A statewide program in Texas to prevent abuse for people with disabilities.
|Employers' Guide to Including People with Disabilities in Emergency Evacuation Plans|
This report helps employers decide how to include people with disabilities in company emergency evacuation planning.
|KidPower TeenPower FullPower International Self-Defense|
This international organization offers personal safety programs that are inclusive of people with disabilities.
|Mind, Disrupted Biomonitoring Project|
This program is working to make everyone aware of the toxins present in the places where we live, work and play. Many toxins are known to cause disabilities, especially for babies and young children.
|Saving Lives: Including People with Disabilities in Emergency Planning|
This report provides recommendations to the President for incorporating diverse populations of people with disabilities in emergency preparedness, disaster relief, and homeland security programs.
|SimplyHome System Personal Response System|
This system alerts caregivers so they can respond if and when there is an emergency. The sensors pick up changes in many areas, such as motions, changes in room temperature, use of the stove/oven, or doors or windows being opened.
|The "Start with Hi" campaign|
This program encourages everyone to "Start With Hi" when meeting a person with disabilities. It is meant to help everyone feel safe and included in communities.
|The National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)|
A national non-profit membership organization which represents Adult Protective Services (APS) programs, professionals and the abused, neglected and financially exploited vulnerable adults they serve.
|The Taunton Jail Diversion Program|
A program in the community of Taunton, Massachusetts. Its purpose is to divert people with mental illness or disability who are in contact with the criminal justice system from jail to community support services.
This agency helps to find alternatives to using restraints and holds in work with people with disabilities. It does this without compromising the safety of DSPs, or of the people they support.