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1. Be open, non-judgmental, and kind when you are answering questions or bringing up the topic. Remember, it can take a lot of courage to ask a question. 2. Start early and keep talking, even when it’s uncomfortable. The more […]
Here’s a sample of the FREE handout. Download the full version below. 1. Knows their body parts, how they work, and how to take care of them. 2. Knows that sexual feelings are healthy and normal. 3. Knows the choices […]
Gender Identity and Transgender Guide What Is The Different Between Gender Identity And Sexual Orientation? As a transman in a workshop said, “gender identity is who you are and sexual orientation is who you do.” Gender identity is our internal […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 →