Wellesley, April 5th, 2017. Free but only for families within the ACCEPT Collaborative’s district (see below). For parents and guardians of students with disabilities, this workshop will focus on secondary students and those ages 18-22. Talking with your children about sexuality can be difficult, and parents and guardians, often worry whether talking about it gives permission and whether they can be safe from harm when they are in relationships. This workshop will help you become more comfortable discussing this topic by covering what topics to cover when and the most effective ways to talk about this sensitive topic. Goals:
1. Examine barriers to talking about sexuality.
2. Gain knowledge about sexuality and developmental disabilities.
3. Acquire and practice skills in communicating about sexuality with our young and grown children.
RSVPs Required to 508.653.6776 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://accept.org/
ACCEPT Collaborative towns are:
About the Speaker: Ms. McLaughlin, an expert on sexuality and developmental disabilities, has taught sexuality education to people with developmental disabilities as well as trained them to be peer sexuality educators themselves. She has trained nationally at conferences and workshops, has developed and led parent workshops on Talking to Your Kids with Disabilities about Sexuality, and has trained staff on how to address sexuality with people with disabilities. Katherine has co-authored Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality 101. She also teaches Human Sexuality at Keene State College in NH.