Listserv Groups and Topicbox Info

We have created several separate discussion groups, set forth below. Each one is intended to allow for enhanced focus on each particular issue. You may post to the main discussion group or any of the subsidiary groups, and access all of the postings.

I am setting forth below information about each group, and instructions on how to post to each and read the postings on each.  You may subscribe to any or all of the groups (with the exception of the Advisory group - If you are interested in being on the Advisory Group, email ).

All of the groups, other than the Advisory group, are available to the public.

The description of each group is set forth below, and information about how how you can post to them and access them.

We have assembled a huge array of resources that are routinely updated, and are found on our TopicBox listserv site, separate from this website. Please visit

You can access all of the posts online, without subscribing - You do not have to subscribe to any of the groups to view our information. However, subscribing allows us to email you the posts as they are developed, to keep you informed.

There is no charge for these services, and registration is not required. You may also post to any of the groups, subject to moderation. Postings are all word searchable as well.

Please add your voice and insights to our work. We look forward to learning from you.

Addressing violence against people with disabilities and crime victims with disabilities. A repository of information and resources, and a place for discussion. Owned and operated by Nora Baladerian, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and an expert in the field for more than 40 years. Please visit and
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This is a discussion group addressing Deaf community interactions with law enforcement. Includes discussions about the application of the ADA to these encounters.
This discussion group will address persons with disabilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and encounters with law enforcement, including training issues and material, and ADA guidance. 
This is a discussion group concerning abuse and criminal victimization of persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, and psychological abuse. To send email to this group:
This discussion group will address how the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment will impact persons with disabilities, and examine the intersection of disability rights and rights that will be advanced upon passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.
This discussion group will bring together attorneys and groups assisting crime victims, including law  firms. prosecutors, defense at, victim services programs, and others whose focus is on crime victims. Discussions will include information, resources, and expertise in this area, including those who serve crime victims with disabilities. It is hoped that through these discussions and collaboration, resources, training materials, and strategies for improvement will be identified and developed. Non attorneys may participate as well, but it is hoped that lawyers will get involved and drive the discussions.
This group will provide discussions, resources, and expertise about the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to crime victims with disabilities and abuse of persons with disabilities.
This discussion group is designed to offer students with an interest in this subject to discuss and share ideas. It is hoped that their involvement with the Disability Without Abuse Project will enhance their desire to work on these issues as they develop their careers. In addition, participation will enhance their awareness of the work that is being done and the work that is needed. This group will include college students, medical students, graduate students, and law students. Professors are also welcomed.
This discussion group will address persons with disabilities involved in relationships where domestic violence is occurring or has occurred. Discussions will include ways that people with disabilities experience domestic violence, the effects of domestic violence upon children witnessing it, and custody battles where domestic violence has been present in the relationship.

This group is designed exclusively for members of the Deaf and hard of hearing communities to share insights, concerns, and expertise in an effort to educate others about abuse and criminal victimization in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities. Discussions of Deaf culture and issues of importance to these communities are also welcomed. To post to the group: To see postings in this group:

This group will discuss human trafficking of people with disabilities. "In terms of the types of abuses we’re seeing, we’re seeing forced labor of persons with disabilities. We’re seeing commercial sexual exploitation of people with disabilities, both adults and children. We also see something that we refer to as sexual servitude as forced labor and what that is is that it’s non-commercial sexual abuse, but we consider that forced labor, as well as sexual violence and sexual assault. Anecdotally some of these cases have some of the most extreme physical violence and abuse that we’ve seen among human trafficking cases. We have hunches as to why, but, you know, we don’t have a firm answer as to why these cases are sometimes so horrible."

This group will address sexual, physical, and emotional abuse of people with disabilities in nursing homes and group homes. Caretaker abuse, prosecution strategies, and law enforcement involvement will also be discussed.

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This group will address issues concerning people with disabilities and COVID-19, sharing information, resources, and expertise on how COVID-19 affects public policy concerning people with disabilities, how the ADA applies to the provision of services, and other information of interest to people with disabilities concerned about COVID-19.

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This group will set forth subjects and schedules for online discussions. We will be using, GoogleMeet (provides captioning), and zoom. We will send out invitations to this group in advance of online meetings. Check back for upcoming discussions, and send your suggestions for topics to . Please include your email address and phone number when submitting suggestions.

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Topicbox Info

We utilize Topicbox for our Listserv. You may see the latest posts across all groups, and search for any topic across all groups by accessing the News Center:

Use the Search box in the top right corner to find topics of interest to you. Type in a few words and press enter on your keyboard.

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