Karin-Huffer-Obituary

Dr. Karin D Huffer

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Oct 18, 1941 – Oct 24, 2018 (Age 77)

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Dr. Karin Huffer passed away peacefully at her home in Colorado surrounded by family and loved ones on October 24, 2018. Born October 18, 1941 in Pocatello, Idaho to the late Adolph and Jane Pearson and raised in Shoshone County between the towns of Wallace and Mullan. She received her bachelors in Psychology from the University of Idaho, her masters in Psychology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and her Doctorate of Counseling and Forensic Psychology from Kings University. Dr. Huffer was most proud of her advocacy work which drew upon her forty years of experience as a counselor in Clark County, Nevada behavioral schools along with her private practice which focused on the recognition of post trauma stress and the use of ADAAA accommodations as a means of intervention. Karin was the beloved wife of the late James ("JD") Huffer. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Karin Ingeborg Johnson; grandfather, Peter Adolph Pearson; and dearly beloved dog, Hudson. Karin is survived by her sons, Jason Huffer and Jordan Huffer; and dear friends, Billi Gremain, Jorge Medina, and Meryl Lanson. Those who wish may donate in Karin's name to Equal Access Advocates Scholarship Fund. The memorial service will be held at the South Florida National Cemetery at a time to be announced followed by a celebration of life for all who wish to join.

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I still have all of her emails saved she sent me encouraging for the PSTD and Legal Abuse Syndrome I've endured and still suffer. She is deeply missed. She signed my LAS book. I have been trying to save money to take her ADA advocate courses for next year. With her passing I believe she is an angel for those that have suffered injustices. We must carry her legacy.

Wow! this is a huge lost and void. I love Karin because she has been focused on Justice for those who had no voice. I am confident that her spirit is with God, she is the type of character that our Creator would welcome into the divine Family.

What a wonderful advocate! Heaven shines brighter for the light she brings, and so is earth because of the light she shared. I am grateful for the privilege to have known her through the inspiring work she did.

Karen will forever have a special place in the hearts of all the foreclosure victims she counseled through their pain. Thank you Karin. Billie

Karin was a generous, intelligent, and fierce advocate for battered women with disabilities. The term "legal abuse syndrome" has become forever attached to Karin's work. She was a leader in her field, an irreplaceable voice for the oppressed. And she was very much loved. How much more can a person leave behind? We will miss you, Karin.

Karin was a colleague of mine in the community of domestic abuse advocates. I saw her just a few times in the IVAT conference in California, and quickly we became friends. We were both greatly concerned about PTSD in survivors of domestic abuse and how PTSD could harm them in court cases if they did not get accommodations in court when they had to be in the same courtroom with their abusers. I took Karin's course in 2011 and started working with a DV survivor as a disability advocate. I am...

I am so Blessed by the advocacy and support I received directly from Karin and her ground breaking books Legal Abuse Syndrome and Unlocking Justice. Dr. Huffer took the time to reach out to me with help I desperately needed as a disabled person caught in the web of the corrupt judicial system in Connecticut the past 8 years.
I know that Dr. Huffer's life time work will continue to advance the rights of disabled in every public agency, as the ADA/ADAA rights are fought for by the ever...

There was no stopping my cousin in whatever she wanted to do...which is obvious in her accomplishments..an incredible intelligent and caring person..

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