Tuesday, November 29, 2011

sexuality & Autism

'sexuality & Autism'

Autism-Asperger's & sexuality - Puberty and Beyond by Jerry and Mary Newport
Adolescent Issues Puberty, Hygiene and Sexuality |

Featured Book - Autism/Aspergers and SexualityPuberty and Beyond

From Authors' Introduction
We are a married couple with autism/Asperger's Syndrome. That unique fact is the main reason Future Horizons asked us to write this book. The President explained that we could offer an entirely different view of the sexual world because of our experiences and place in life now. It is true that we have not only seen the abuse, rejection and confusion endured by those on the spectrum, we have lived it.
Reprinted with permission from the May-June 2002 issue of the Autism Asperger’s Digest, a 52 page bimonthly magazine devoted to autism. 

Sexuality Instruction in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Individuals on the Autism Spectrum are sexual beings. However, individual interest in sex or in developing an intimate sexual relationship with another person varies widely across (and within) individuals at all ability levels.In this webinar, Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D, will provide a brief overview of issues associated with sexuality education and the role behavior analysis can play in this complex and important area.

Date: Monday Dec 5, 2011   Time: 6pm EST

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Sexuality and Autism
Sexuality and autism page offers sexual education curriculum, masturbation medication research, and teaching autistic students based on levels of functioning.

Sexuality and Autism Resources

"Sex education for individuals with autism: Structuring information and Opportunities. ...Autism and sexuality-Danish Report Society for Autistically Handicapped. ...

Sexuality and Autism : Autism Research Institute
Sexuality is part of being a human being and having autism doesn't change that. Sexand sexuality are not things most of us like to talk about openly, especially ...


Scholarly articles for autism and sexuality

Sexuality and adolescents with autism - Koller - Cited by 47

via quality mall - 'person-centered services supporting people with developmental disabilities

Doing What Comes Naturally? Dispelling Myths and Fallacies about sexuality and People with Developmental Disabilities: A book about helping people understand the sexuality of people with disabilities

sexuality and Disability Webliography: Developmental Disabilities: A web-based reference to help meet the sexeducation needs of individuals with disabilities.

Love, sex and Long-Term Relationships: What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want: This book is about sexand people who have Asperger Syndrome.

sexuality Education for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A set of lessons about sexuality. It is designed for self-advocates and staff to teach as a team.

Embracing sexuality: TASH special newsletter issue aboutsexuality

Ethical Dilemmas: sexuality and Developmental Disability: This book addresses the critical issues of sexuality in people with developmental disabilities

Impact: Feature Issue on sexuality and People with Intellectual, Developmental and Other Disabilities: This newsletter talks about what it means to support sexuality as a part of life for people with disabilities. It has some articles about policy and research, and others that tell the stories of real people

sexuality & Disability (Canadian Federation for sexual Health): This set of web pages talk about sexuality and people with disabilities.

sexuality Education of Children and Adolescents With Developmental Disabilities: This product is a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics about secuality and adolescents with disabilities.

Understanding & Expressing sexuality: Responsible Choices for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.: Published in 1992 and no longer in print, this is nevertheless one of the authoritative works on sexuality and people with developmental disabilities.

"Life on the Autism Spectrum can be ENJOYable."

References & Resources

Autism Today is proud to be the first comprehensive online directory (established in 1998) of programs and services offering easy to locate professionals, schools, camps, recreational programs, and much more in one convenient place. Press hereto access the online directory.

rethink autism
Rethink autism's ongoing webinar series gives you the opportunity to participate in live discussions with leaders in the field of autism treatment and research

Welcome to Quality Mall, a place where you can find lots of free information about person-centered supports for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

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"Life on the Autism Spectrum can be ENJOYable."

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