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Archived Transition Webinars

Disability & Sexuality

A 4-part Series

Don’t have time to watch all 4 of the Sexuality webinars? Watch this video summary of the 4-part series instead (sign-in required).

You can also check out (1) a PDF of the presentation slides, (2) suggested accompanying books, and (3) synopses of the 4 full webinars:

Suggested Books:
Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism by Mary Wrobel
Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescent with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Davida Hartman
Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality by Terri Couwenhoven

Sexual health is an important part of growing up. However, it can be a very overwhelming and confusing time. This webinar will give you a synopsis of the SPAN Parent Advocacy Network’s four-part series on Sexuality and Disability.  

Part 1 – Building Healthy Relationships
  Objective: 1) Healthy relationships lie in having strong self-awareness and self-respect. 2) Identify the characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships. 3) Understanding the importance of continually developing self-confidence and resilience.

Part 2 – Navigating Sexuality  Objective: 1) Find useful ways to teach about sexuality, rather than ignore or dismiss sexual feelings. 2) Learn how to teach fundamental skills to aid in managing sexual feelings and support relationship development.

Part 3 – Abuse Prevention & Empowerment  Objective: 1) Understand risk factors that contribute to the prevalence of sexual abuse. 2) Explain two ways that people with I/DD are impacted by a history of sexual trauma and other forms of abuse. 3) Define Trauma Focused Care. 4) Identify 3 benefits for taking an interdisciplinary approach ns supporting people with I/DD.

Part 4 – Understanding Gender, Sexuality, and Disability  |  Objective 1) What does gender mean. 2) What does sexuality mean. 3) People with disability are sexual beings. 4) Fostering a welcoming and affirming environment.

Train the Trainer Series

The following archived webinars are geared various transition related topics for professionals or groups that are looking to present the topics.

* Closed captions are available in both English and Spanish. Para subtítulos en español, hay que seleccionar el ícono o ruedita de configuración y cambiar “Subtitles/CC” de “English” a “Spanish.”

Train the Trainer: Starting and Sustaining a Youth Advisory Board
A 3-part series presented in collaboration with Family Voices and National Center for Families/Professional Partnerships