Sexual Health

 

The purpose of the Sexual Health special interest group is to connect people in the AUCD network to each other, and to resources about disability and sexuality.

 

News and Updates

SIG Meeting at the 2017 AUCD Annual Conference

Join us on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM for the annual in-person SIG meeting. See the conference page for the meeting agenda and other details. There is also an option to join remotely.

UCEDD Survey: Sexual Health & Disability Efforts

Please consider filling out this survey, or if you know of someone at your program that works in this area, please forward it to them.

The AUCD Sexual Health Special Interest Group (SIG) is collecting information on the activities UCEDDs are involved in surrounding the topic of sexual health. The SIG would also like input from UCEDDs who are not currently addressing sexual health but are interested in building their capacity.

The purpose of the sexual health SIG is to connect people in the AUCD network to each other, and to resources about disability and sexuality. The SIG will work to distribute the results of this survey to help connect colleagues and emerging best practices throughout the network.

If you have questions about this survey please contact the chairs of the Sexual Health SIG.

 

Resources

Sexual and Reproductive Health Resources

This resource page is managed by the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities Sexual and Reproductive Health Project.  The resources found on the Sexual and Reproductive Health Project's resource page contain a wide range of topics including dating, healthy relationships, sexual orientation, sexual health, and articles of interest for individuals with disabilities, parents, guardians, family members, professionals, and educators. 

If you would like to recommend resources for the website, please contact Katie Lancaster at (307) 766-2853 or by email at katie@uwyo.edu.

 

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RECENTLY ARCHIVED EVENTS AND WEBINARS

A Webinar from AUCD's Sexual Health Special Interest Group (SIG)

A Webinar from AUCD's Sexual Health Special Interest Group (SIG)  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The purpose of the Sexual Health special interest group (SIG) is to connect people in the AUCD network to each other, and to resources about disability and sexuality. This webinar will introduce the Sexual Health SIG webpage, and highlight several resources from within the network, including: videos (Illinois UCEDD); a resource collection (Wyoming UCEDD); and a library portal (Alaska UCEDD). We will also introduce two upcoming surveys: Sex Talk for Self-Advocates; and Sexual Health Projects in the UCEDD Network.

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Healthy Relationships and Healthy Sexuality for People with Developmental Disability

Healthy Relationships and Healthy Sexuality for People with Developmental Disability  Copy to Calendar

Monday, December 19, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Everyone desires to love and be loved. The myths and misconceptions about people with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) often lead to rules and restrictions that make healthy relationships difficult to obtain. This webinar will explore the facts and myths around relationships and sexuality for people with IDD. We will discuss the importance of laying the foundation for healthy relations early on through social skills and sexuality education. Resources and strategies for teaching healthy sexuality will be presented. In addition, we will discuss the role of healthy sexuality education as a primary prevention tool for sexual abuse and other strategies to promote sexual abuse prevention.

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List Contacts

Chairs:

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Julie Atkinson, M.S.
Research & Evaluation
Center for Human Development, Alaska
juliea@alaskachd.org

 

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Rebekah Moras, Ph.D.
Research & Evaluation
Center for Human Development, Alaska
rebekah@alaskachd.org