Sexuality & Disability Consortium Community Forum: Sexual Violence and Disability

Thursday, February 28, 2013- Thursday, February 28, 2013
10:00amCT - 2:30pmCT
Location: Chicago, IL


University of Illinois-Chicago, 1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL, Auditorium 1st Floor

Event Structure

Presentation Topics: Sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment and the effects on the disability community. Statistics and terms will be explained.

Break Out Roundtable Discussions after the presentation:

  • Understanding the Impact of Sexual Violence - A closer look at Rape Trauma Syndrome in survivors with disabilities
  • Responding to Sexual Assault & Creating Disclosure Policies - Illinois Imagines Chicago Team members will discuss what to do when a disability organization receives a disclosure, how to create disclosure policies at disability agencies, how to create partnerships with local rape crisis centers and an explanation of the medical and legal processes and options in the Chicago land area.

Self-Advocates Lunch Panel: What self-advocates need and how to help

Target Audience

Professionals and self-advocates are encouraged to come.

Cost of Attendance

$50.00 for professionals; $5.00 for self-advocates
Please mention if you want CEUs when you register.

Registration will include lunch and resource packets.

To register or for more information please contact

Rebekah Moras: [email protected]

Carli Friedman: [email protected]



The Sexuality and Disability Consortium's mission is to provide research, advocacy, training and education to support people with disabilities to enhance healthy sexuality and relationships.

Illinois Imagines Chicago's vision is to ensure that all survivors of sexual violence who have disabilities will have access to high quality, integrated support that is person-centered and responsive to the unique needs of each individual. IL Imagines teams are a collaborative effort between rape crisis centers and disability services agencies.

University of Illinois-Chicago, Institute on Disability and Human Development: "Removing barriers to the advancement of people with disabilities in society."