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3 Steps to Support Children with I/DD to Have Healthy Relationships
We all want our children to have full lives. One important component of a full life is having a healthy, romantic/sexual relationship with a partner. If you are a parent, this can be a scary thought because they worry about […]
A Prelude to Consent
As sexuality educator, I teach people how to say no, but it’s also my job to teach people how to say yes. To be able to say yes to the things you really want and no to the things you […]
Autism and Gender Identity
Article This article is short and explores Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and the connection to Autism. This article is longer, but provides some real examples of people with Autism who are “gender variant” or “Transsexual.” It also has […]
Can You Be a Vegetarian and Work at McDonald’s? Managing Values and Attitudes as Professionals
We all have values and attitudes regarding sexuality. We have thoughts and beliefs about sexual decisions such as when to be sexual and with whom. There is nothing wrong with having values and, as a parent of someone with a […]
Consider This: Self Advocates as Sexuality Educators?
One way to help people with developmental disabilities lead sexually healthy lives is to provide sexuality education classes. Here at Elevatus, we believe the most effective way of doing this is by including self-advocates in the teaching team. Here are […]
COVID-19 Resource for People with IDD
This resource is an 8 page handout you can share with the people you work with. SARTAC is the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center: https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/. This booklet was created by Green Mountain Self-Advocates, a SARTAC partner.
Here’s the link to the video Katherine here… I spent many years as a non-disabled person and people interacted with me as such. They saw me as an independent, regular person […]
Going Upstream: How to Get Legislation Passed in Support of Sexuality Education for Individuals with I/DD
Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar Series
Sexually Healthy Person Handout
GULP! Newsletter – Talking With Your Kids About Sexuality
Green Mountain Self Advocates Brochure
Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission Sexual Rights
Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission Sexual Rights – Spanish
SexEd Mart materials have been specifically adapted to help teach concepts of sexual health and healthy relationships to individuals with intellectual differences, developmental delays and Autism Spectrum Disorders. They specialize in learning sequencing cards, activity kits, and instructional materials.Learn More →
SkillFlix™ is a video training platform that hones the skills of parents, educators, and healthcare workers. The site features sequences of short videos that model multiple facets of skills (Microskills™) searchable by topics, skills, or keywords. SkillFlix for Parents offers a subscription-based video library for parents of 12-18 year olds with mild to moderate Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). This collection of over 80 short videos helps parents refine their communication skills when talking to their teens about relationships and sexual health topics, ultimately resulting in better health, education, and life outcomes for their teens with IDD.Learn More →