Becoming a Sexuality Educator: Leading Groups

Thursday, October 15, 2009- Friday, October 16, 2009
Location: Chicago, IL

The Institute on Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago is holding a workshop called "Becoming a Sexuality Educator: Leading Groups" led by a nationally recognized presenter. This training uses a two person team approach that includes people with disabilities and support person to come and learn how to lead sexuality education and training at your own organization.

Space is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis--please let me know if you are interested.

This workshop is designed to help you become more comfortable and confident teaching a sexuality education class in your agency. During this workshop, you will receive a manual on how to get a class started and a curriculum with lesson plans to use with your class.

Participants will:

  • Explore what makes a good sexuality educator
  • Review the Sexuality and Developmental Disabilities Manual & Curriculum
  • Practice lesson plans from the curriculum
  • Practice effective ways to teach sexuality education classes

Who should attend?

Teams from each agency should include a person with a disability and a staff person.  (Space is limited, so check availability if you want to send more than one team from your agency.)


  • Katherine McLaughlin has been a Planned Parenthood of Northern New England Educator/Trainer for over 17 years.  She has presented Sexuality and Developmental Disabilities: Train the Trainer in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.  She has also worked directly with consumers and their parents.

When: October 15 & 16, 2009

Thursday, 9am-5:30pm and Friday, 9am-3pm


UIC Institute on Disability and Human Development

1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608

Cost: $150 per team (a person with a disability and a staff person). 

Registration form is below.


Contact Katie Keiling Arnold,  (312) 996-1002

Registration Form   (due by Sept. 30th)

Becoming a Sexuality Educator:  Leading Groups

October 15 & 16, 2009 at UIC Institute on Disability and Human Development.  Cost:  $150 per team, includes meals

Please make checks payable to "IDHD" and mail them along with this registration form to:

Katie Keiling Arnold

IDHD at UIC (mc/626)

1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Rm251B

Chicago, IL 60608


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Continuing Education Units:  Up to 13 hours of CEUs will be given for QMRPs, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists, or Nursing Home Administrators.  Please check here if you would like to receive CEUs.