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Independent Living Center abuse services




A 1992 survey by the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities made it clear that abuse is a serious problem for women with disabilities.

Women with disabilities who are being abused encounter disability-related problems in dealing with the abuse:

Independent living centers may be an initial point of contact for women with disabilities experiencing abuse. ILC staff are in a unique position to offer counseling and referral for their consumers who are being abused. A 1998 survey of independent living centers, conducted by the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities, found that some ILC's are offering a number of services to assist women with disabilities who are experiencing abuse:


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