Sexuality

Touch and My Body: A Guide for Teens with Developmental Disabilities to Discuss with a Caring Adult: This guide provides information on "special" or "private" body parts as well as good, bad, and confusing touches and the feelings these touches might cause. It points out that sexual abuse is never the fault of the victim and provides tips on asking for help.

Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Terri Couwenhoven: A healthy, proactive approach to educating children with Down syndrome about their bodies and sexuality.

StudentHolding On Letting Go: Sex and People with Learning Disabilities John Drury, Lynne Hutchinson and John Wright (2000) Souvenir Press: This realistic book is written for parents and caretakers facing the complex issues associated with their learning disabled child coming of age.

Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism by Mary Wrobel, Future Horizons: This book teaches students with autism and other developmental disabilities the skills they need to live safe, healthy lives with as much independence as they can achieve.

Healthy Relationships and Safe Sex (2006) by Joe Meadows Human Services Research Institute 503-924-3783: This handbook will teach you how to have healthy friendships, romantic relationships and safe sex.
Creating A Balance: Promoting Healthy Relationships and Preventing Sexual Assault of People with Cognitive Disabilities: This booklet addresses: 1. Ways to prevent sexual assault of people with cognitive; disabilities; 2. Ways to promote healthy relationships for people with cognitive disabilities; 3. Environmental factors leading to abuse; 4. Sexual assault offenders (including caregivers, those with cognitive disabilities, and others); 5. Consent issues and other legal considerations

Feature Issue on Sexuality and People with Intellectual, Developmental and Other Disabilities

   

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