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.

  • August 4, 2020; 3:00 PM ET: Quarterly Meeting
  • August 12, 2020; 2:00 PM ET: Webinar: Sex Talk Series #7: Marriage
  • TBA: Webinar on Supporting Sexuality in School Settings

Report: UCEDD Network Survey on Sexual Health & Disability Efforts (Feb 2018)

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

 Sexuality in Education Settings for Students with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

People with disabilities want friendships and relationships as much as anyone else. Unfortunately, there is a lack of appropriate education out there to support safe and healthy relationships. The rate of sexual assault is 7 times higher for individuals with intellectual disabilities than for those without. The Sexual Health SIG is hosting Katie Thune from Mad Hatter Wellness and the author of Sexuality for All Abilities to talk about how we can work together to lower that statistic by supporting the sexual health for this population through conversations, education and awareness.

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Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #7: Marriage

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join the AUCD Sexual Health Special Interest Group for Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #7: Marriage on August 12, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:30pm EST. Our expert hosts of sexuality educators and self-advocates have invited a panel to discuss questions and topics related to marriage for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This webinar is part of an on-going series that addresses self-advocate questions about relationships and sexuality.

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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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Lindsey C. Mullis, M.S.
Health & Wellness Director
Human Development Institute, Kentucky
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Lindsay Sauvé, MPH
Program and Evaluation Manager
OHSU University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
[email protected]