A sexuality and sex education resource written specifically for people on the autism spectrum age 15 and up. People on the autism spectrum sometimes don’t have the chance to learn about sexuality and sex in ways that work for them, so this guide was created as a starting point to change that. The guide includes articles and videos about various sexual health topics.
A YouTube channel developed by a teacher who interviews youth with disabilities in an effort to normalize the diversity of the human condition under the pillars of honesty, respect, mindfulness, positivity, and collaboration. This multimedia movement supports the acceptance and inclusion of all members of the neurodiverse/disability community regardless of diagnosis, age, race, religion, income, sexual orientation, gender or gender expression.
TASP aims to build the capacity of communities and families to support parents with learning difficulties. They provide education (through conferences, webinars, and direct training), advocacy at the local and national level, direct support for parents and professionals, and resource sharing.
Find helpful resources about self-esteem, gender identity, dating, sex toys, talking to doctors, pregnancy, and more for people living with disabilities and chronic illnesses. They also have a podcast!
A series of fact sheets for people with intellectual disability and the people who support them. The fact sheets are easy to read and include illustrations to help people with intellectual disability learn about sexuality and relationships. The fact sheets cover a range of topics including bodies, relationships, sex, pregnancy and reproduction, sexual health and sexual assault.
In My Own Voice: Sexual Self-Advocacy
A document created by and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities that describes sexual self-advocacy and barriers to self-advocacy.
In this episode, you’ll hear from the amazing Katherine McLaughlin, a sexuality educator focused on the disabilities community. Katherine and host Christine Koh talk about how it’s crucial for parents to be open and honest in teaching young people about their bodies, sexuality, and self-advocacy, what it was like for Katherine to advise on the AMAZE Disability + Sexuality video, and more.
A 4-module, online course that offers parents and caregivers a nuts-and-bolts approach to discussing sexuality and responding to behaviors. The purpose is to build skills, comfort, and confidence discussing sexuality with your children. ($)
Individuals with developmental disabilities are sexually assaulted at seven times the rate of people without disabilities. This free toolkit is filled with educational articles and teaching resources to support you and the people you work with.
FLASH is a widely used sexual health education curriculum developed by Public Health – Seattle & King County, Washington. FLASH is designed to prevent teen pregnancy, STDs, and sexual violence, and to increase knowledge about the reproductive system and puberty. FLASH is FREE and available for elementary, middle, high school, and special education classrooms.
In coordination with Couwenhoven, RespectAbility has a lengthy guide featuring resources for sexual education for children, teenagers and adults with disabilities, with a focus on those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These resources include information about hygiene, puberty, healthy relationships, social skills, and violence prevention.