Curriculum: Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities
Curriculum for people who need content and tools to teach sexuality classes
Everything You Need To Teach An Effective, Engaging Sexuality Class
Newly Designed, Updated and Revised Edition
- Suitable for high school through adult.
- Two new Lessons added.
- Internet, Social Media and Communication
- Gender Identity and Expression
- We combined the school and agency versions into one comprehensive, updated edition.
- Updated to include inclusive language, all gender identities.
This one-of-a-kind curriculum has been field-tested and praised by experts and laypeople alike. It’s cognitively accessible and designed for teams of self-advocates, staff and teachers to co-lead an inspiring and engaging sexuality class.
Included with the curriculum is a comprehensive Instructor Manual that provides tips on how to establish a sexuality education class and how to be an effective, engaging sexuality educator. It also outlines common challenges when teaching this topic and offers innovative strategies to help overcome them.
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The training modules and curriculum that Katherine has designed set the standard for sexual education for individuals with ID/DD. They are straight forward, sensitive, humane, and with compassion.
Benefits of this Curriculum
Includes Everything You Need to Get Started
Every lesson includes a script, interactive activities, handouts, and teaching tools-Everything you need to present sexuality education classes in your agency or school.
Inclusive of all Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities
Includes a Gender Identity and Transgender guide with current terminology and ways to support LGBTQIA+ participants or students.
Promotes Sexual Self-Advocacy
Help people with disabilities to become sexual self advocates. It teaches participants about speaking up regarding relationships and sexuality and also within relationships. Throughout the lessons, this term is referenced and tools are used for practicing.
You Can Start Slow and Add Other Lessons
There are 22 lessons, but you can pick and choose what topics will work in your setting. Once you see how well the curriculum is received, you can add more topics to your class.
Involvement of People with Disabilities
Designed for and by people with developmental disabilities. Having people with disabilities as part of creating the curriculum produced a cognitively accessible resource.
Focus on Abuse Prevention
Comprehensive healthy sexuality content with abuse prevention lessons and techniques
Interactive Opportunities to Practice skills
Throughout the curriculum there are many opportunities for participants to practice skills such as public versus private, how to meet new people, and communication skills. These are done through skits, roleplays, and other techniques.
People With Disabilities as Teachers
This curriculum is designed to be team taught with people with disabilities and staff, but can also be used just by staff.
22 Well Scripted Lesson Plans
High quality, well paced lessons plans designed by an expert in sexuality education. The scripts help you guide your class through the learning objectives and give you the words to say, including the modeling of inclusive language.
These accompany the lessons, make the learning more effective, and make your life easier.
Visually pleasing with graphic representations for learning. Digital handouts and teaching tools in both English and Spanish are available upon request.
This manual helps you learn how to be a good sexuality instructor, how to set up classes, and many more practical skills for teaching this topic.
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Combined Agency/School Edition
- Curriculum Includes
- 22 Lesson Plans
- Teaching Tools
- Instructor Manual
- School-Specific Guidance
The curriculum is very comprehensive and well done. I like the way I can pick and choose which units to use depending on the needs of my group. The lesson plans are user friendly, with clear language and great visuals for the handouts. I would recommend this curriculum to anyone interested in putting together a comprehensive sexuality education program for adults with developmental disabilities.
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I would like to share with you about the sexuality curriculum. It is the best one out there. It has pictures and easy to understand language. Katherine and Green Mountain Self-Advocates did an awesome job. We have used it where I work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. People really enjoy using it.