Sexuality Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities and ASD


Course Description

Course Description:

Teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in a formal environment to understand their sexuality is generally ignored, until it becomes a problem.  Like any other subject, addressing sexuality with instructional focus requires starting early, preparing the students before puberty begins and teaching facts and appropriate behaviors. This course will debunk the myths and facts surrounding sexuality within this specific population while demonstrating how to break down barriers and build a comprehensive sexuality education program for students from elementary through adulthood. Strategies will be taught on enabling each individual to be safe from exploitation and abuse, more independent and more integrated into their own communities resulting in a more positive quality of life will be provided.

Contact Hours: 3
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience:
Instructional Level: Beginner