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Teens with Disabilities 

BetterHealth - Disability and Sexuality

  • Find resources about disability and sexuality, myths and facts, and where to get help if needed. 

Real-Talk

  • Find resources and video interviews with people with disabilities on topics including: rights, risk, safe sex, surviving and thriving, sexual identity, dating, pleasure, consent, love and intimacy.

SexEd for Self Advocates

  • 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. 

Special Books by Special Kids

Special Books by Special Kids

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.

College Students & Adults with Disabilities

The Association of Successful Parenting

  • 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.

Chronic Sex

  • 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!

Family Planning NSW - All About Sex

  • 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.


Easterseals - Love, Dating, Relationships and Disabilities

Provides original content written by people with disabilities and their loved ones and their perspective on love, dating, sex, marriage, relationships, etc.

Parents of Teens with Disabilities

Amaze - Become an Askable Parent (Podcast)

  • 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. 

Sex Ed fo Self-Advocates - A Family Toolkit to Help Youth with Autism Navigate Sexuality and Relationships

  • A free, comprehensive toolkit developed by Danya International to help parents guide their children on the autism spectrum through sexuality and relationship education.

Sexuality Resource Center for Parents (SRCP)

  • Provides general information about the basics of sexual education and covers specific topics, including why it’s important to talk to your child about sex, puberty, physical disabilites and sex, and internet safety. 

TeachABodies® 

  • TeachABodies® anatomical dolls can be a helpful tool in teaching anatomy. Costs vary depending on the number of dolls purchased. ($)

Elevatus: Talking With Your Kids: Developmental Disability and Sexuality

Elevatus: Talking With Your Kids: Developmental Disability and Sexuality

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. ($)

Resources for Professionals

Elevatus: Become a Sexuality Educator and Trainer

  • A 3-day certificate training for anyone who works with people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and wants to lead sexuality education classes, staff training, or parent workshops. ($)

Elevatus - Toolkit on Sexual Assault Awarness for People with Developmental Disabilties

  • 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 - Sex Education Curriclum for Middle and High School Students with Special Needs

  • 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. 

ReCAPP (Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention): Teaching Sexuality to Developmentally Disabled Youth 

  • ReCAPP offers specific suggestions, tips, and ideas for effectively teaching youth with developmental disabilities about sexuality topics.


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