This guide is for service providers in the family violence and disabilities fields. It is based on information gathered from interviewing women with disabilities about their personal experiences of surviving violence. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity with which the women shared their experiences with the hope that we as workers may develop a better understanding of how to provide support to other women.
The guide provides an insight into the experiences of women with disabilities, and practical tips for individual workers and agencies. Women with disabilities share their ideas on what workers can do to best assist their clients to become safe. The guide builds on the expertise developed through DVRCV's Violence Against Women with Disabilities Project.