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FUNDED IN PART by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, with the U.S. Department of Justice

Riverside Conference on Abuse and Disability

This is the 10th National and 3rd International Conference on the
Abuse of Children and Adults with Disabilities,
coordinated by Nora J. Baladerian, Ph.D.

March 14-16, 2005, Riverside Convention Center, Riverside California

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Quick and Easy References for the Conference:

  • Questions or problems with housing:  Call (909) 222-4700 ext. 205. We suggest you use the on-line housing form if at all possible.
  • Conference & Hotel logistics call Del Cooper:  1-888-818-6298
  • Registration -- Secure on-line Registration for Credit Card, Check or Invoicing.
  • Program issues -- Nora J. Baladerian, Ph.D., 1-310-473-6768
  • Website problems -- Tom Hanna, 1-607-275-9360

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Conference Information and Description:      

Conference Convenors:


Arc Riverside of California
Jim Stream, Executive Director

CAN Do! Project - Child Abuse & Neglect/Disability Outreach Project
Nora J. Baladerian, Ph.D., Project Coordinator


US Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime

Sponsors Invited

March 14-16, 2005


Presenters will include national and international experts in the areas of abuse detection and reporting; abuse investigation (physicians, social workers, detectives, law enforcement), interviewing (forensic psychologists, forensic interviewers), prosecutors, police, judges; psychotherapy and supportive services (Victims Services, psychotherapists, disability advocates), and Researchers. Disability Services experts will provide the perspective of their services and their interaction with the criminal justice and protective services agencies. Sexual Assault & Rape Treatment Centers will be represented, as well as other post assault services providers.

Audience members will include professionals in the fields of child abuse, children's services, child & adult protection services, disability related services (Regional Center Services) physicians, attorneys, social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, certified counselors, trauma specialists, service administrators, special education professionals (teachers, teacher's aides, principals, school district personnel), police officers, paramedics, all first-responders to child abuse or dependent adult abuse. We will also provide special workshops by and for parents and other family members of individuals with disabilities who have experienced abuse, and individuals with disabilities who have experienced abuse.

What: This is the only ongoing Conference on the topic of abuse of people with disabilities. We traditionally have a program of excellence, including speakers at the top of their fields. We provide an array of workshops for those who are just learning of this issue to advanced workshops for experts in the field. We always seek presenters who have disabilities and have expertise in this field. We hold our conferences in ADA/504 accessible locations. We offer continuing education credit in as many areas as possible. And, finally, the Conference is organized into tracks, so that participants may follow one particular track of training throughout the Conference. All types of disability and all types of abuse and neglect are addressed.

Location: Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, California
Hotels: Riverside Marriott (fully accessible; recently completed a $5.5 Million renovation) and The Mission Inn (historically interesting, accessible with some accommodation needed)


Conference on the Abuse of Children and Adults with Disabilities
Arc Riverside of California
8138 Mar Vista Court
Riverside, CA 92504-4324

Ph: 888.818.6298