People with disabilities are more likely to experience sexual violence, yet athletes with disabilities are too often left out of the conversation about sport and prevention.

Adaptive Sports Abuse Prevention (ASAP) is one of the few training programs designed specifically for coaches, trainers, volunteers and leaders of programs that work with athletes with disabilities.

ASAP is a 5-session curriculum that can be taught by adaptive sports program staff or in collaboration with your local rape crisis center. Through interactive exercises and analysis of news stories, participants learn to:
• Recognize sexual abuse
• Interrupt unsafe or inappropriate interactions that could escalate to abuse
• Think critically and productively about safe touch and healthy relationships
• Report sexual abuse and collaborate with a local rape crisis center

The goal of preventing sexual abuse is clear, but the reality of how to achieve it is far more complex. ASAP will give you the skills to facilitate critical conversations and develop needed skills to help ensure that every athlete in your program is safe.

For more information about ASAP, contact IMPACT Executive Director Meg Stone at
Certified ASAP Trainers:

Sara Beaudry-Wiltse
National Ability Center, Competition Program Manager
(801) 830-0188,

Chris Werlane
Adaptive Adventures
(505) 690-9103,

Jerry Alcorn
Alcorn Adaptive
(760) 774-3161,

Shelli Fazzini
Adaptive Sports USA
(720) 412-7979,

Rachel Malone
(507) 220-1160

Lizzie Simons