Director, John Hart and Senior Management, Paul Crowe presented at this event after preparing a discussion paper on the subject. The presentation was met with enthusiasm by the several hundred attendees, who are considered industry leaders. Many of the attendees did not realise the level of abuse was so high in the Disability Sector.
The presentation and paper explored the current state of domestic violence against people with disabilities, how symptoms of abuse often mirror the symptoms of individual’s disabilitiesand the problems that may arise in attempting to address the abuse.
It also explored the definition of family and how it is not always that of a traditional perspective, exploration of options for families and offered viable options to assist in the immediate need for action.