Online Workshop Series

A Series of 60-90 Minute Online Workshops

Live, Online Workshops

We offer a series of live, online workshops, typically, 90 minutes long to explore a wide range of topics related to sexuality and developmental disabilities. Our topics are determined by you, and what you tell us that you are interested in, or want to learn more about. We use a video conference platform (Ring Central, powered by Zoom) to deliver the workshops. There will be an opportunity for questions and live engagement with the facilitator/s.

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Pre-Recorded Online Workshops

The following are video recordings of our past live, online workshops. Upon purchase, you will receive access to the video recording, as well as any accompanying documents.

Online Workshop: Adaptations for People
With Little or No Speech

Note: This is a pre-recorded, online workshop. Upon purchase, you will receive access to the video recording, as well as any accompanying documents.

All people, including those with limited means of expressive communication, deserve access to accurate information about relationships and sexuality. This webinar will outline methods of providing communication support and multi-modal access when teaching with the Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities curriculum, or any other teaching tools you use. Open to all, including self-advocates, support people, families, and community members.

Online Workshop: Don’t Toss the Hot Potato!
Instead, Tackle Consent, Guardianship,
and Create Effective Policies

Note: This is a pre-recorded, online workshop. Upon purchase, you will receive access to the video recording, as well as any accompanying documents.

Beginning with an assumption that sexuality in service delivery is primarily a rights issue, with health and legal rules to address, this online workshop will present a definition of informed consent, explore the roles of a guardian in this area of a person’s life (in Massachusetts, this person is adjudicated ‘incapacitated’ in probate court) and discuss options for agency policy to help providers be less inclined to ‘toss the hot potato’ of sexuality or be concerned about ‘getting burned.’

Online Workshop: Lets Start the Conversation: Sexuality and Developmental Disability: How to Partner with Parents to Support Their Children

Note: This is a pre-recorded, online workshop. Upon purchase, you will receive access to the video recording, as well as any accompanying documents.

Parents and caregivers of people with developmental disabilities are their child’s primary educator, just like any parent. The difference with this group of parents is that they are often very concerned about their child being taken advantage of; or an unplanned pregnancy, and, some parents even find it hard to think of their child as a sexual being. All of these concerns are legitimate and can make parents worried about how to communicate with their own child or having their child attend sexuality education classes.

This workshop will explore how to:

  • Work with parents to dispel any myths they have,
  • Help parents communicate about healthy relationships,
  • Answer their child’s questions,
  • Provide guidelines for direct support professionals

Online Workshop: Preventing Abuse: Helping
Self-Advocates Become Sexual Self-Advocates

Note: This is a pre-recorded, online workshop. Upon purchase, you will receive access to the video recording, as well as any accompanying documents.

This online workshop will cover the knowledge and skills needed to achieve this goal. We will explore the latest statistics regarding abuse and learn useful tips and tools for helping people become sexual self-advocates. We will discuss topics to include when working with self-advocates, such as: body parts and body autonomy, skills for saying no, and the difference between a healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships.

Online Workshop: Trauma Informed Sexuality Education

Note: This is a pre-recorded, online workshop. Upon purchase, you will receive access to the video recording, as well as any accompanying documents.

We know the rates of sexual assault among people with developmental disabilities is staggering high. We also know that sexuality education is so important for all people whether they have a history of abuse or not. This tells us there is a very high chance you will have people in your class, or that you work with, with a history of abuse. How do you create a sexuality education class that is trauma informed and provides a safe place to learn and reduces the risk of triggers? This 60-minute, online workshop will explore this topic and give you tips and tools for making it safe for all participants.