Framingham, December 16th, 2016. This training aims to teach appropriate language and effective approaches for addressing sexual behaviors. It will also identify potential barriers to inclusion of sexuality, challenges and risks associated with sexually-based programming, and a focus on newly-eligible individuals who have autism without intellectual disabilities.
Learning Goals and Objectives:
- Identify common misconceptions about sexuality in relation to individuals with disabilities and the potential associated disservices and risks (ex: sexual abuse), common mistakes in practice related to sexually-based behaviors, and ineffective language used to discuss sexual behavior in those with disabilities.
- Learn about more progressive perspectives on individuals with disabilities and sexuality, appropriate terms and language, and alternative approaches to certain sexual behaviors.
- Acknowledge and identify potential barriers to inclusion of sexuality within an individual’s support system, the range of views/practices of sexuality, potential issues in implementation of interventions within an agency, and potential for unwanted outcomes to some interventions with sexual behaviors.
- Identify staff potential role in including sexuality into individuals’ supports, personal limits of their involvement, and the importance of individualized considerations and programming when sexuality is involved.Fees apply, registration required to www.addp.org/event/sexuality-training or contact 508.405.8000