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Autism and Sexuality – empowering training for concerned carers

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For those caring for autistic young people, this subject can feel overwhelming

Most would agree that “Sexuality” encompasses a broad range of overt and intangible qualities, including communication, emotional awareness, self-expression, personal space, physical sensation. These are often areas of challenge for autistic young people. To add more complication, these elements of sexuality are played out against the often unspoken rules of social etiquette and cultural norms. For people that find it hard to read body language and social cues this araea is fraught with challenges.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_custom_list title=”Related Courses & Resources” icon_color=”#ff9900″]

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Our training sessions address carer’s primary concerns…

• Overt public sexual displays
• Genital hygiene
• Puberty
• Unwanted pregnancy
• STIs
• Becoming

Open discussion around these and all other worries are actively encouraged in our sessions!

Our course aims

Our course aims to assist participants to navigate these critical themes and build confidence and competence in mapping out and reinforcing key messages around how to manage sexual feelings and healthy relationships.

You can see more detail about the course HERE, or drop Tori a line to discuss ([email protected])

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Autism and Sexuality Training

This program aims to assist participants to navigate around critical themes, i.e. boundaries, sexual health, puberty, hygiene and other challenges faced by carers. The goal is to build confidence and competence in mapping out and reinforcing key messages around how to manage sexual feelings and healthy relationships

Learning Outcomes of Autism and Sexuality Course

1. Define sexuality

2. Explore common myths

3. Consider challenging behaviour patterns

4. Look at challenges in conversation

5. Become familiar with key research

6. Consider possible risks both to the young person and wider community

7. Explore assessment methods

8. Identify issues in sex education

9. Discuss social and life skills and the role of the family

Who is an Autism and Sexuality course for?

This course is for foster carers, adopters and Supervising Social Workers. In addition, this course is for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.

Also relevant for youth workers, education professionals and those in the community voluntary sectors.

Level: beginner / intermediate This course can be adapted to advanced level for skilled practitioners.

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