Sexual health and wellness for people with cognitive and developmental disabilities is critical to end sexual violence and achieve health equity. Join this community stakeholder discussion to hear from survivors with disabilities/disabled survivors, disability justice advocates, and a sexual assault advocate who will discuss the current cultural moment and what it will take to advance sexual health equity for people with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Panelists will share their experiences as advocates, discuss the implications of sexual health for disabled people, identify resources, and make recommendations for change.
1) Describe the impact of risks for sexual violence on people with developmental and cognitive disabilities.
2) Identify protections against sexual violence for people with developmental and cognitive disabilities.
3) Apply the experiences of disabled survivors of violence to current and future community prevention work
4) Locate sexual violence prevention resources for people with cognitive and developmental disabilities.
Luna EversongKlass, Mother, Survivor, Advocate
Jody M. Powers, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Nicole Kass-Colvin, Safe Passage
Sister Jackie McCracken, The Village of Merici,
Sarah Boyd, Resident, The Village of Merici
Jennifer Milharcic (Host, IDJ Webinar Coordinator)
Haleigh Rigger (Host)
Cierra Olivia Thomas-Williams (Zoom wrangler)
Indiana Disability Justice commits to bring live captioning (CART) to each of our webinars. The presenters in this webinar will be speaking English and the PowerPoint slides align with ADA guidelines. If you have additional participation needs, please let us know how we can enable your full participation by emailing Jennifer Milharcic at email@example.com.