Webinar Recap: From Classroom to Dorm Room: Serving Survivors with Disabilities on Campus
From Classroom to Dorm Room: Serving Survivors with Disabilities on Campus was the second session in a three-part webinar series in partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice, a national organization with expertise in addressing the disproportionate rates of abuse and violence against people with disabilities.
The session explored barriers to serving college students with disabilities who experience sexual assault or abuse and also provided solutions to address these challenges. Panelists included Kaitlin Shetler, Vera Institute of Justice; Maria Cristina Pacheco, National Organization for Victim Assistance; and Wanda Swan, Founder and Executive Director of the Swan Center for Advocacy and Research, Inc.
This webinar was intended for people who work with student survivors of gender-based violence and/or students with disabilities and Deaf students. This includes community-based domestic and sexual violence programs and several campus-based offices, such as: student affairs; health services; disability services; Title IX coordinators, investigators, and/or hearing officers; security; and others.
Anneliese Brown of the Vera Institute of Justice facilitated the session. Anneliese has been presenting and providing expert guidance at the intersection of disability, gender-based violence, and campuses for over six years. She has provided half- and full-day in-person trainings to three OVW-funded campus consortiums, as well as several webinars for OVW-funded grantees.
End Abuse of People with Disabilities
Southwest PA Says No More
Autism Connection of Pennsylvania
Black Girls Equity Alliance
City of Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
New Voices for Reproductive Justice
Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy
Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE)
Self Advocates United as 1
University of Pittsburgh School of Education
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine