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Project SHINE

Project SHINE envisions a world where youth with intellectual disabilities have equitable access to high-quality information and affordable health care that promotes informed and supported sexual well-being across the lifespan.

Our Goals

The Project SHINE multidisciplinary Network will continuously work to address inequities in the sexual health of youth with intellectual disability by ensuring accessible education and health services for youth with ID and the people in their systemic environment. The Network will seek the meaningful input of 

  • youth with ID, 
  • their parents or other family caregivers,  
  • professionals and educators who serve and educate youth with ID, and 
  • policy and academic experts in the field, 

to create innovative and easily accessible sexual health tools.  

Our Vision for Innovation and Impact

Year 1

  1. Form the Advisory Board
  2. Conduct formative research to identify the gaps in the sex ed and disability field
  3. Create a plan for developing new and innovative sex ed tools or curriculum

Years 2 and 3

Create, pilot and evaluate innovative sex ed tools for young people ages 16-24 with ID

Center Equity

Ensure health equity is centered throughout every step of the process