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

Save the Date: Upcoming Events

Be sure you are signed on to the SIG listserv to receive updates and registration information on the upcoming events. Contact the SIG chairs with any questions.

  • April 23, 2019; 2:00 PM ET: Quarterly Meeting
  • April 30, 2019; 2:00 PM ET: Webinar: Importance of Sexual Health
  • May 16, 2019; 2:00 PM ET: Webinar: Sex Talk for Self-Advocates #5: Birth Control
  • TBA: Webinar: Abuse Prevention and Sexual Health

Report: UCEDD Network Survey on Sexual Health & Disability Efforts

Abstract from report: "A survey of UCEDDs was conducted to understand sexual health and disability efforts across the AUCD network. Sixty-four of the 67 UCEDDs (95.5%) responded to the survey. The data showed that 64.1% (n = 41) of the responding UCEDDs worked on sexual health and disability related topics, while 35.9% (n = 23) reported no effort. UCEDDs identified and discussed sexual health activities related to education, training, resource dissemination, and clinical services. Respondents identified the largest area of need was to build community education capacity to address this topic. As sexual health efforts continue to grow, the AUCD Sexual Health Special Interest Group will play an integral role to help build this capacity for the network."

 
 

Resources

The links below provide resources on 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. 

 
 

RECENTLY ARCHIVED EVENTS AND WEBINARS

Maintaining Relationship Status: An Open Discussion

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join the AUCD Sexual Health SIG for an open discussion to talk about ways to maintain relationships while social distancing. This conversation will begin with a discussion of potential ideas and strategies to help individuals connect during this time. Attendees are encouraged to share and discuss challenges faced along with successful tips and strategies used in their communities.

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Sex Talk for Self-Advocates #6

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar is part of an on-going series that addresses self-advocate questions about relationships and sexuality. This series is a great learning opportunity for self-advocates, and professionals and paraprofessionals working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to better understand sexual health needs.

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List Contacts

Chairs:

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Julie Atkinson, M.S.
Research & Evaluation
Center for Human Development, Alaska
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Lindsey C. Mullis, M.S.
Health & Wellness Director
Human Development Institute, Kentucky
[email protected]

 

 
 

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