Founder and Director, Blue Tower Training, Macon Resources, Inc.
Shirley Paceley is the Founder and Director of Blue Tower Training, which has resources in 48 states and 15 countries; she has spoken in over 30 states as well as in Iceland and Guam. Shirley has worked with people with disabilities for 40 years and has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. Shirley is on the Board of Directors of EVAWI and the Editorial Board of Sexual Assault Report. Shirley developed the WE CAN Stop Abuse Curriculum for people with developmental disabilities and authored My Body My Choice as well as book chapters and articles, music CDs, and DVDs.
Shirley serves on the Illinois Imagines Team that facilitates systems change to enhance the response to survivors of sexual assault who have disabilities. Shirley also serves on the Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council Responding to Survivors with Disabilities Committee which developed model statewide protocols for law enforcement and prosecutors in responding to victims with disabilities. Shirley works extensively across the nation to stop violence against people with disabilities and to improve survivor access to the community and criminal justice response. Shirley also provides inspirational trainings and coaching. Shirley recently published the book, Living Joy-Fully.