Three-Part Webinar Series with with an Adult Support Agency in Somerville, MA. Series I: Healthy Relationships – through November 13th, 2020.
* This course unpacks the issues surrounding relationships, sexuality, and self-advocacy for people with autism and other developmental challenges, in a relaxed distance learning format.
* The three eight-week live series is designed along developmental lines.
* Each series is a prerequisite for the next.
All Dates and Topics:
· Series I: Healthy Relationships (September 21 through November 13)
· Series II: Sexuality (November 30 through February 5)
· Series III: Self-Advocacy in Relationships (February 15 through April 23)
* Leading the women’s group is Meghan Montgomery, 3LPlace’s Clinical Director, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and an Expressive Therapist. She is a certified Sexuality Educator and Trainer. She was an adjunct professor at Wheelock College before Wheelock’s merger with Boston University. She guides and supervises individuals, families, and staff towards better practices for meaningfully educating, interacting, and including neurodiverse individuals.
* Leading the men’s group is Elana Himmelfarb, Autism Consultant and Learning Specialist, Transition Coordinator and Developmental Disability Relationship and Sexuality Educator. Elana works with individuals and families on strategic planning, self-regulation, executive function and social cognition. Elana has also been consulting with the producers of Love On the Spectrum, an Australian Netflix show on Autism, dating and love that will be in production in Atlanta in 2021 with a US version.
Healthy Relationships, Sexuality, and Advocacy” will explore questions such as:
· What are my current relationships like—with family, friends, people at work, in the community?
· What are healthy and unhealthy relationships? How do I recognize signs to determine if a relationship is working well for me? How do I work to repair or even step back from a relationship that isn’t serving me?
· What can a romantic relationship be like? Is romance something I’m interested in even if I don’t feel ready to explore it yet?
· What if I know I want romantic love, but need support communicating that? What would the best version of romantic love look like to me?
· What is dating? Is it for me? Excited? Nervous? Not sure?
· What is public and private in context with this topic? Who is a safe person to go to if I need support here?
· What is consent and why is it critically important?
· How do I stay safe, physically and emotionally in all types of relationships?· How do I stand up for what I want even if the path feels riddled with obstacles?
All three events are hosted by 3LPlace COO Cariann Harsh Daley.
For more information or to register email charsh@3LPlace.org