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OHSU Institute on Development and Disability UCEDD Expands Impact of Sexual Health Education

The UCEDD at OHSU has implemented The Friendships and Dating Program, created by the University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development, in Oregon for the past three years. With its growing success, the FDP has received a grant extension and will continue for another year.



Missouri's Month-Long Effort to Increase Awareness Around Sexuality and Sexual Assault

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the UMKC Institute for Human Development and the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council are partnering on a month-long campaign to promote self-advocacy among individuals with I/DD.



Advances in Autism Research and Care Webinar Series: 2020 Schedule

Please join the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network/Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health for our upcoming Advances in Autism Research and Care (AARC) webinar series scheduled for 2020!



OHSU UCEDD Announces the Sexual Health Resources Hub is Live

The UCEDD at Oregon Health & Science University is excited announce that the Sexual Health Resources hub, featured on our website, is live. Developed as part of the Sexual Health Equity for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (SHEIDD) project, a collaboration with Multnomah County in Portland, OR, this hub provides resources to promote holistic sexual health education for people with I/DD.



New Factsheet on Survivor Justice Is Disability Justice

Schools Must Protect Students with Disabilities from Sexual Harassment.

The National Women's Law Center (NWLC), National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), and National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) are excited to release our joint fact sheet in honor of the 47th anniversary of Title IX.



Disability Rights and Sexual Health

By Tanisha Clarke, MPH

Sexual and reproductive health are important parts of overall health; however, people with disabilities are not always given the resources they need to achieve it. For many, this topic is addressed in schools, at home, in doctors' offices, or in the care of other human service professionals. Are people with disabilities asked about their sexual needs, or does society assume that they cannot or do not have sex?



Your Input Needed for Sex Ed Resource

Deadline: June 15th

OAR is developing a new resource tool to help people with autism navigate sex education and understand sexuality. This subject can be daunting and is often overlooked. At the same time, it is important in terms of personal growth, development, and safety. We are excited to create a resource on this topic that is specific to the needs of people with autism. Please help us address those needs by filling out the survey below and sharing with your connections in the autism community.

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