We are Elevatus Training
We Understand the Challenges of Addressing Sexuality With People With Developmental Disabilities
As national leaders in the field of sexuality and intellectual, developmental disabilities and autism we offer evidence and trauma informed curriculum, online training, in-services and workshops to help professionals, educators, self-advocates and parents skillfully and confidently navigate the topic of sexuality.View Our Products →
Welcome! I’m Katherine McLaughlin.
With 25 years of experience as an educator and trainer with a specialty in sexuality and developmental disability, I’m also a member of the disability community and understand both personally and professionally the issues people with disabilities face. We named the company to represent our mission – to elevate us all – especially people with disabilities.
Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality:
Becoming a Sexuality Educator and Trainer
A 3-Day Certificate Training for anyone who works with people with developmental disabilities and wants to lead sexuality education classes and staff/parent trainings.
When it comes to talking about sexuality, people with disabilities are often excluded; almost as if they’re incapable of having sexual thoughts, feelings and needs. In reality, they too are sexual beings who need the information and skills for making healthy decisions about sexuality. Though agencies who work with people with developmental disabilities know that sexuality issues need to be addressed, they often don’t feel comfortable or competent enough to do so. This training will give you the curriculum, tools, and skills you need to teach sexuality education classes and lead staff/parent trainings.
Next Training: Click the button below to see our 2022 training dates and locations.
Live Online Training: Teaching People With I/DD
to Build Healthy Relationships at Work
1 or 2 days of training for people who want to support individuals and/or
lead healthy relationships at work classes for people with I/DD.
We all want to live full, happy, and satisfying lives with the ability to learn, live independently, work, and have healthy relationships with friends and significant others. This is true for young adults with developmental disabilities as well, and one place they can form relationships with others is in their workplace.
Unfortunately, we have seen people with I/DD lose their jobs not because they couldn’t do the actual task, but because of how they interact with their co-workers, managers or even customers. We have seen people with I/DD hug others when they aren’t supposed to, ask co-workers out on dates, and follow co-workers around because they are attracted to them.
Join this interactive, engaging, and practical online training to learn how to teach people with I/DD the skills needed to form healthy workplace relationships, keep their jobs, feel connected to others, and live the fullest life possible.
Next Training: Click the button below to see our 2021 training dates and locations.
Katherine McLaughlin is a phenomenal trainer full of energy and knowledge. She is skilled at creating an extremely comfortable environment for people to learn about such an important and sensitive topic.
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