Considerations in caring for patients with developmental and/or physical disabilities

This training will explore the needs and barriers of survivors with disabilities, including complex issues such as consent and guardianship, and will provide concrete strategies first responders can use to create an accessible and welcoming experience for survivors with disabilities.  

Handout and Resources from the webinar:

Powerpoint Slides from webinar

Reproductive Healthcare for Women with Disabilities from ACOG,

Interactive Web site for clinicians serving women with disabilities from ACOG

Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities from the US Office of Civil Rights

Tips for First Responders from the University of NM

Boardmaker Software Program with Pictures/Icons for communication at,

Health Literacy resource site

Accessing Safety Intiative from VERA Institute of Justice,

First Then Visual Schedule App that may be modified to inform the patient about the exam process for communication. YouTube video of demonstration.


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