Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities
Since our founding in 1981, ETR has been committed to the belief that everyone deserves access to trusted information and services related to their sexual health. Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities is designed for high school students and adults with developmental disabilities.
This powerful curriculum has been field-tested and praised by educators and lay people. The content is engaging, cognitively accessible and appropriate for co-teaching teams of self-advocates, staff and educators.
Includes everything you need to get started:
- A comprehensive Instructor Manual has tips on how to be an effective sexuality educator and innovative strategies for handling common challenges.
- The flexible curriculum has 22 lessons, but educators can choose specific topics for their setting. Each lesson plan includes a script, handouts and teaching tools.
- Participants can practice skills such as understanding public and private situations, recognizing healthy/unhealthy relationships, and making decisions about sex.
- Covers Internet safety, social media and communication, gender identity and expression, abuse prevention skills and techniques.
About the Author
Katherine McLaughlin, MEd, CSE, is a national expert on sexuality and developmental disabilities. She teaches sexuality education to people with developmental disabilities and trains them to be peer sexuality educators themselves. McLaughlin has also developed online courses for educators and for parents of people with disabilities.