Empowering Independence, Ensuring Safety

At IMPACT:Ability, we are dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities through tailored self-defense and assertiveness training. Our adaptive, trauma-informed curriculum not only teaches essential safety skills but also fosters confidence, self-advocacy, and the ability to set personal boundaries. By providing specialized empowerment training and abuse prevention strategies, we strive to help those with special needs navigate their world more safely and confidently.

IMPACT:Ability aims to reduce the risks of abuse by teaching skills centered around:

● Self-advocacy
● Emotional self-regulation
● Adrenaline management
● Healthy relationships
● Reporting


If you have questions, or would like to take advantage of limited grant-funded
subsidies, please contact IMPACT:Ability staff at the email or phone number listed
below. We look forward to hearing from—and working with—you soon!

● Julie Harmon, PhD, IMPACT Safety Executive Director

● Matt O’Brien, IMPACT:Ability Instructor

● Office phone: 614.437.2884

IMPACT Safety logo with blue and green text, featuring the motto 'safety from the inside out' against a marbled silver background.
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