Fayerweather Hall (Room 513), Columbia University, 1180 Amsterdam Avenue, New York
Using case studies and relevant literature, this seminar will focus on the consequences of gender biases on the perceptions and practices of legal and forensic officers who interact with young children with ASD in the context of forensic interviews. The seminar will also discuss current training of forensic interviewers and legal services available to girls with ASD and their families.
Sheryl Dicker, JD, Faculty in the Department of Disability Studies at the CUNY School of Professional Studies, is a mother of a young woman with autism and teaches disability law and policy, children and disability, and disability history.
David Mantell, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, is a forensic clinical psychologist who specializes in child protection psychology. He is a member of the Judicial Panel for the Connecticut child protection court and is Head of the Forensic Concentration in his department.
Rebecca Jordan-Young,PhD, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College, focuses on biological claims about gender and sexuality by examining how cultural assumptions are embedded in scientific models and research design and practices.