Help Us Address Sexual Violence Against Persons with I/DD

The University of Arizona Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities is asking for your help with a research project about sexual violence against persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) or autism. The project is called Untold Stories and it has two parts. 
 

Part one involves confidential and private interviews with adults 18 years and older. Participants will receive a gift card for their time. Dr. Lynne Tomasa and her team are scheduling interviews with:

1.  Individuals with I/DD or autism who experienced unwanted sexual contact or behaviors 
2.  Family caregivers or persons who play an important role in the life of someone with I/DD or Autism who experienced unwanted sexual contact

Part two is an anonymous community survey for family members, direct care staff, disability professionals, educators, advocates, health care providers, first responders and behavioral health providers. The survey is available at https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_et9FIWxtCCP8AhE

We encourage you to participate or share our information. Together we can help prevent future sexual violence against people with I/DD or autism. We need to hear your stories and concerns to address this important issue.

FLYER FOR INTERVIEWS WITH 
PERSONS WITH I/DD OR AUTISM

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FLYER FOR CAREGIVERS OF 
PERSONS WITH I/DD OR AUTISM

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You can schedule an interview by contacting Lynne Tomasa at ltomasa@arizona.edu or Vanessa Zuber at vanessalzuber@email.arizona.edu

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This project has been reviewed and approved by the University of Arizona Institutional Review Board (IRB).

The project is funded by the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (ADDPC) to conduct research into the ongoing crisis of sexual abuse and violence against individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism (I/DD/A).