Bodies, Boundaries and Sexuality: Proactive Strategies for Addressing Sexuality Issues in People with Down syndrome and other Intellectual Disabilities

September 26, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Education Service Center 13
5701 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX 78723
$30 Lunch Included
Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas

TEA Staff Development Credit Offered


Presented by Terri Couwenhoven, well known sex educator and author, specializing in the design and implementation of sexuality programs and resources for people with cognitive disabilities, their parents, and the professionals that support them.

Topics will include:

● How to compare and contrast sexual learning in the general population with patterns of learning among individuals with cognitive disabilities
● How to identify typical stages in childhood and adolescent sexual development (in other words “What’s normal?”) and emerging developmental issues unique to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
● Describe key roles parents & professionals play in promoting and supporting healthy sexual development
● Identify unique issues in methods of teaching (how to teach)
● Describe key foundational concepts that support healthy sexuality (what to teach)
● Identify models for thinking about and handling sexuality issues that surface
● Identify resources for teaching and supporting healthy sexuality

Read more here: BodiesBoundariesandSexuality