People with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) are more likely to experience conditions (e.g., isolation, lack of abuse awareness, lack of sexuality education, dependence on caregivers, communication barriers, etc.) that heighten their risk of abuse and decrease their ability to report abuse. We understand that every person is unique, with different strengths, processing abilities, and communication styles. In our trainings, we strive to meet each student at their own level in order to maximize their ability to comprehend and retain the information.
IMPACT:Ability aims to reduce the risks of abuse by teaching skills centered around:
If you have questions, or would like to take advantage of limited grant-funded subsidies, please contact I MPACT:A bility staff at the email or phone number listed below. We look forward to hearing from—and working with—you soon!
● Olivia Caldeira, PhD, I MPACT:A bility Program Director/Instructor email@example.com
● Matt O’Brien, I MPACT:A bility Program Manager/Instructor firstname.lastname@example.org
● Julie Harmon, PhD, I MPACT Safety Executive Director email@example.com