Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sexuality Education for Students with Disabilities

Handsome smiling adolescent.
March 2010
Resources updated, February 2013

from NICHCY (National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities)
 
In the natural course of life, we humans can be expected to grow and change. We develop and mature over time–our brains, our bodies, the sense of who we are and who we want to be. Development is a beautiful thing, really, exciting and creative, and it makes parents, friends, and teachers look on in awe.
This resource page addresses one aspect of development that’s important not to ignore with children with or without disabilities—the development of sexuality. There’s so much to know and consider on this subject–what sexuality is, its meaning in adolescent and adult life, and the responsibilities that go along with exploring and experiencing one’s own sexuality.

To read more, click here....

***If you live in Illinois and you would like more information about sexuality and individuals with disabilities, call 866-436-7842.***

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