Sexuality Education for Students with Disabilities

March 2010 Resources updated, February 2013In the natural course of life, we humans can be expected to grow and change. We develop and mature over time--our brains, our bodies, the sense of who we are and who we want to be. Development is a beautiful thing, really, exciting and creative, and it makes parents, friends, and teachers look on in awe.This resource page addresses one aspect of development that's important not to ignore with children with … [Read more...]

Sexuality and developmental disability: A guide for parents

This 15-pager comes from the Calgary Health Region. … [Read more...]

Sexuality and people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities

This is the Spring/Summer 2010 feature issue of Impact, a series published by by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD) and the Research and Training Center on Community Living. … [Read more...]

Talking about sexuality: Tips for parents

This 1-page fact sheet gives parents bullet-tips on how to talk with their child with a disability about sexuality. It's divided into sections that address the parent's role in sexuality education, the first step (educate yourself), and talking to your son or daughter about sexuality. From the Sexuality and Disability Consortium (SDC). (posted June 12, 2012)  … [Read more...]

Teaching about privacy

Teaching about Privacy for Families and Caregivers of Children with I/DD is a one-page fact sheet that describes, via bullet points, what "teaching about privacy" means, the four areas to which the concept of privacy is applied (body, behavior, place, and conversation), and each individual's right to privacy. This fact sheet is intended for families and caregivers of children who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. From the Sexuality … [Read more...]

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