Webinar: Sexuality Education for Young People with Disabilities

In collaboration with the Division for Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities (DPHMD)

Webinar_LaptopYoung people with intellectual disabilities need to learn about their developing bodies and emerging sexuality, yet sexuality education is often overlooked in teachers’ professional preparation. This program offers developmentally appropriate approaches to teaching factual knowledge, exploring emotions and feelings, and understanding physical actions and attractions. Special attention will be given to helping students avoid sexual abuse, understand sexual identity and orientation, and make good choices about sexual behavior.

After viewing this program, you will be able to:

  • Describe three major areas of learning about sexuality: factual knowledge, emotions and feelings, and physical actions and attractions
  • List topics appropriate for initial, intermediate and advanced levels of learning in each of these areas
  • Discuss how to place a student with intellectual disabilities at the appropriate learning level
  • Develop strategies to approach difficult-to-teach concepts or issues related to sexuality.

Presented by David L. Westling, Western Carolina University. Original air date May 8, 2014. 61 minutes. #WEB1404A.

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