In-service Training Menu

We offer a wide range of in-service training to help professionals, educators, self-advocates
and parents/guardians skillfully and confidently navigate the topic of sexuality
and healthy relationships for people with I/DD.

Our available in-services are listed below, ranging from multi-day training to short 60-90 minute live webinars. All of our training is offered live by an Elevatus trainer, either online via Zoom or in-person (as COVID permits).

Full descriptions and fees can be found by clicking on “Proposal” under each title.

The 60-90 minute webinars can also be provided at conferences as workshops, either online or in person (as COVID permits), please inquire about conference pricing.

For inquiries about scheduling an in-service training, please contact us via our Contact form here.

In-Service Options: 1 Day of Training
Developmental Disability and Sexuality 101

See our full description of this training

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain knowledge about sexuality and specific issues for people with developmental disabilities
  • Explore our own values and attitudes regarding sexuality and people with developmental disabilities
  • Explore ways to communicate about sexuality with people with developmental disabilities and their parents/guardians.
Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality 202

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the knowledge and skills needed to be a sexually healthy person
  • Explore the main points and concepts to discuss with people with I/DD
  • Demonstrate techniques for having productive one on one conversations that promote sexual health
Teaching People with Developmental Disabilities about Sexuality: For Experienced Sexuality Educators

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the specific issues people with developmental disabilities face regarding sexuality, disability history and culture.
  • Explore what topics need to be covered, effective skills and tools for teaching this population, and ways to adapt lessons to meet various learning needs.
  • Identify respectful and preferred language to use when educating people with developmental disabilities.
  • Explain best practices for teaching sexuality to people with developmental disabilities.
  • Explain ways to work with parents of young and grown children with developmental disabilities
Break Down the Walls: Support Healthy Sexuality for LGBTQ People with Developmental Disabilities

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Reflect on the stories of LGBTQ individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to better offer support
  • Explain LGBTQ terms and concepts in accessible language
  • Provide sexuality education that supports relationships and sexual health for LGBTQ individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (including dating while LGBTQ, gender transition and sex, non-heterosexual sex, etc.)
  • Answer questions related to LGBTQ sex and sexuality
  • Respond to difficult situations to support of the rights of LGBTQ people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
In-Service Options: 2 Days of Training
Becoming a Sexuality Educator for Teams (A Professional and a Self Advocate) Using Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities Curriculum

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Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Define what sexuality means
  • Explore messages we got growing up about sexuality
  • Examine what it means to be a good sexuality educator
  • Practice skills for being an effective sexuality educator
  • Discuss sexuality content for teaching the topic
  • Review manual/curriculum
  • Explore challenges to teaching sexuality and how to overcome the challenges
  • Discuss working as a team and practice
  • Practice teaching from the curriculum
Becoming a Sexuality Educator: How to Lead Sexuality Education Classes Using Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities Curriculum

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Define what sexuality means
  • Explore messages we got growing up about sexuality
  • Examine what it means to be a good sexuality educator
  • Practice skills for being an effective sexuality educator
  • Review human sexual development and disability
  • Review manual/curriculum
  • Explore challenges to teaching sexuality and how to overcome the challenges
  • Practice teaching from the curriculum
Building Healthy Relationships at Work: Working One on One and Leading Healthy Relationships Classes

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain knowledge about sexuality and healthy relationship issues for people with developmental disabilities.
  • Explore your own values and attitudes regarding sexuality and relationships for people with developmental disabilities and how to manage your values.
  • Explore ways to communicate one on one about sexuality and relationships with people with developmental disabilities and their parents/guardians.
  • Explore the necessary skills for having healthy workplace relationships.
  • Review the curriculum and teaching tools.
  • Examine tips and techniques for teaching these topics.
  • Practice teaching the curriculum lessons.
Webinar/Conferences: 60-90 minutes for Professionals
Supporting People with I/DD to Become Sexual Self-Advocates

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Define sexual self-advocacy.
  • List tools for being a sexual self-advocate.
  • Support people with developmental disabilities to become sexual self-advocacy skills.
Building Healthy Relationships at Work

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain knowledge about relationships and sexuality and specific issues for people with developmental disabilities.
  • Explore knowledge and skills for building healthy relationships at work including types of relationships, public and private, and working with coworkers
  • Explore ways to communicate about sexuality with people with developmental disabilities.
Break Down The Walls: Supporting LGBTQ People with I/DD

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Reflect on the stories of LGBTQ individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Explore effective strategies for supporting LGBTQ individuals with I/DD.
Teaching Healthy Boundaries and Relationships

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the benefits of providing sexuality education
  • Explore messages people with I/DD receive about sexuality
  • Examine activities to teach healthy boundaries including different types of relationships, public v. private, moving from friend to partner, body language, communication, and speaking up
Preventing Abuse: Helping Self Advocates Become Sexual Self-Advocates

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore how sexual self-advocacy reduces sexual abuse
  • Examine the knowledge and skills needed to prevent abuse, while supporting healthy relationships
  • Review ways to teach these knowledge and skills to people with I/DD
Moving from Friend to Sweetheart in the Age of Technology

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the various types of technology and the positives and negatives of using technology.
  • Explore how to help people move from friend to partner in a helpful, healthy, and safe way.
  • Discuss ways to communicate about the pleasures and risks of meeting people online, posting on social media, and how to have positive, safe relationships while using technology.
Consent and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine why people with I/DD are at risk of sexual violence
  • Review tips for working with people with I/DD
  • Explore strategies for teaching consent to this population
Webinar/Conferences: 60-90 minutes Parents/Families/Guardians
Talking with Your Kids About Sexuality: A Workshop for Parents and Guardians

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine barriers to talking about sexuality.
  • Gain knowledge about sexuality and developmental disabilities.
  • Acquire and practice skills in communicating about sexuality with our young and grown children.
Webinar/Conferences: 60-90 minutes Self-Advocates
Becoming a Sexual Self-Advocate for Self-Advocates

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Define sexual self-advocacy
  • List tools for being a sexual self-advocate
  • Demonstrate speaking up for your right to relationships and within relationships
Healthy Boundaries in Relationships: for Self-Advocates

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine topics to form healthy relationships such as healthy boundaries, different types of relationships, public v. private, moving from friend to partner, body language, communication, and speaking up.
  • Practice speaking up in our relationships
Moving from Friend to Sweetheart in the Age of Technology

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the various types of technology and the positives and negatives of using technology.
  • Explore how to move from friend to partner in a helpful, healthy, and safe way.
  • Discuss ways to communicate about the pleasures and risks of meeting people online, posting on social media, and how to have positive, safe relationships while using technology.
Getting and Giving Consent for People with Disabilities

Proposal (pdf)

Learning Objectives:

  • Define consent
  • Explore how to give and get consent
  • Examine how to manage our feelings when we don’t get consent

We can create a customized in-service, workshop or webinar to meet your specific needs. Besides the workshops listed above, there are many topics we can provide depending on your needs. Here is a list of possible topics:

  • Bodies and How They Work
  • Sexual Feelings and Acts
  • Having a Pleasurable and Safe Sexual Relationship
  • Birth Control and Sexually Transmitted infections
  • Physical Disabilities and Sexuality