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Shadows on the Ceiling: a memoir of disability and abuse

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177 pages3 hours

Summary

More often than not, support programs aimed to prevent abuse unintentionally exclude individuals with physical disabilities. The likelihood that children and women with physical disabilities will experience abusive encounters is seven times greater than those without disabilities. This heightened level of vulnerability is a reality that is compounded by complex issues of self-esteem and environmental inaccessibility’s. In addition to portraying one woman’s experience, Shadows on the Ceiling, is a groundbreaking resource that brings the issue of access to the forefront for women shelters and other support program facilities.

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