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Working with students with special needs including autism, learning disabilities, intellectual impairments, and other developmental disabilities can be a challenge.
Youth with autism or intellectual impairments may be seen and treated as asexual when they need even more information than others.
While they may have sexual feelings, there is often very little access to sex education.
Developmental Disabilities and Teaching Sex Ed – Booklet and Images
by Stephanie Mitelman, M.A., CSE, AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator
This booklet is designed to give teachers and caregivers an overview of developmental disabilities and sexuality, as well as tools and suggestions for teaching sex ed.
This 20+ page booklet covers:
- What are developmental disabilities?
- Why sex education is important
- Issues specific to this population
- Guidelines and suggestions for discussing sexuality
- Taking the environment into consideration
- A note about masturbation
- Additional Resources of books, videos and websites for both teachers and students
- Developmentally appropriate images in color that illustrate;
- private and public places
- private and public body parts
- male and female masturbation
- male and female intercourse