Physical, sexual, and emotional abuse of people with developmental or
To identify ways to reduce the risk of abuse, to promote healing for
victims, and to seek justice for those who have been victimized
Public awareness, education and training, policy development, law
enforcement, and professional consulting
The Disability and Abuse Project is a function of
Spectrum Institute, a
nonprofit educational corporation. The Project works with nonprofit
organizations, media, government agencies, and individual advocates.
Nora J. Baladerian, Ph.D. Dr. Baladerian is a
clinical psychologist with a private practice focusing on trauma and abuse.
She conducts seminars and trainings
for first responders, agency personnel, and service providers. Dr. Baladerian is
often consulted by attorneys engaged in litigation, both civil and criminal,
for forensic evaluations and strategic advice in cases involving
disability and abuse. (more)