Prof Juan Bornman, of the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) at the University of Pretoria (UP), recently published an international book titled Stop the violence against people with disabilities: an international resource. Prof Bornman and Prof Diane Bryen of Temple University in Philadelphia, USA, are the editors of this valuable resource.
The book breaks new ground in ensuring access to the criminal justice system for one of the most vulnerable groups in the disability sphere – those who have little or no functional speech. Their voices have been silent for too long.
The book provides an international perspective on violence against children and adults with disabilities. It focuses on promising practices and approaches that can reduce the risks and occurrence of violence while providing intervention and access to justice. In addition, it increases awareness, knowledge and understanding of the violence, rape and sexual abuse committed against people with disabilities, with the emphasis on people who have little or no functional speech.
If you would like to purchase this ground-breaking read, please contact Liza at [email protected] .