Autism NOW Webinar: Building a Safety Net for Yourself
Building a Safety Net for Yourself
The registration for this webinar is closed, and it is now only available on-demand.
Although more research is needed, studies consistently show people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are more likely to experience violence than people without disabilities. Join us for this upcoming webinar as we discuss how you, as a peer, can recognize and respond to abuse!
Time: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST
Speakers: Max Barrows, Vice-President, Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered
Mary Oschwald, Research Professor, Portland State University
Although the rate of violent crime has decreased in recent years, this is not true for people with disabilities. People with disabilities may be more at risk for abuse for several reasons. They might rely on others for assistance at home and at work, which means many people have access to their homes and bodies. Also, many people with disabilities often don’t learn how to protect themselves and are not believed when they say that they were abused.
As a peer, it can be really overwhelming when someone tells you they were abused. Join us to get helpful tools for recognizing and responding to abuse. Our speakers will present a peer-to-peer guide with steps to take when someone discloses. These steps are recommendations that will help keep a person and a group safe. Register and learn more!