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From Classroom to Dorm Room: Serving Survivors with Disabilities on Campus – Online
October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In a recent study, 31.6% of undergraduate females with disabilities reported nonconsensual sexual contact compared to 18.4% of undergraduate females without a disability (Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct, 2017). Despite this increased likelihood of sexual assault on campus, survivors with disabilities have been historically excluded by programs designed to serve student survivors, often because they are inaccessible, unwelcoming, and do not meet the needs of survivors with disabilities and other marginalized identities, including race. This session will provide an overview of the barriers that student survivors with disabilities face in seeking out and receiving services on campus as well as solutions that educational institutions can implement to address those barriers and ensure that they are equipped to meet the needs of all students who experience domestic violence and/or sexual assault, especially those who are most risk.
This webinar is 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.