FOR MORE INFO: Contact Shay Orent, Training Manager IMPACT Boston,

Adaptive Sports Abuse Prevention


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 curricula designed specifically for coaches, trainers, volunteers and leaders of programs that work with athletes with disabilities. This conference will equip participants to teach the 5-session curriculum within their organizations.

Through interactive exercises and analysis of news stories, participants learn to:

  • Recognize abuse and sexual misconduct
  • 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:


Brielle Carter
Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, (602) 626-7250

Eduardo Aguirre
Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports


Jaculin Peterson
Veterans Mobility Project/Warrior Veterans Adaptive Sports Club

Daniel (DJ) Horner
United States Adaptive Recreation Center, (909)-584-0269

Emily Hammond
United States Adaptive Recreation Center, (909)-584-0269


Chris Werhane
Adaptive Adventures, (505) 690-9103

Kayla Berry
IMPACT Colorado

Krista Hanley
IMPACT Colorado

Angela Hemmen
Wounded Warrior Project

Randa Osman
Wounded Warrior Project

Lacey Staehs
United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Samantha Bauer
USA Archery


Nan Prevost
Remember Me NFP
(727) 688-4544


Breanna Bertacchi
Out Our Front Door


Ryan Semke
Move United


Ed Price
Trail Access Project

New Jersey

Mark Bogosian
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Kyle Marrs
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

New York

Jennifer O’Brien
American Special Hockey Association

Danielle Yacko
Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship, (914) 241-0211


Kati Brennan
Philadelphia City Rowing, (917) 361-9799


Kelli Croll
Cerebral Palsy Awareness Transition Hope (CPATH)

Victoria Polega
Cerebral Palsy Awareness Transition Hope (CPATH)


Samantha Gracz
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, (414) 430-6543