Sexuality

Sexuality Programs & Resources: Epilepsy

“Epilepsy and Sexual Relations” The Epilepsy Foundation           Format             Online Article   This article answers the questions:  1) What makes a person want to have sex, 2) How often should a person have sex, 3) Could  epilepsy cause problems when one is sexually active, 4) What kind of sexual problems can occur due to epilepsy, […]

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Sexuality Programs & Resources: People with Disabilities

Sex and People with Disabilities by Sonya Perduta-Fulginiti, RN, MS, CRRN            Fall 2003 (Vol. 23 No. 3) Issue Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Format             Online Article                                       This article states that establishing and nurturing relationships are similar processes for people with disabilities as for people without disabilities. The key to successful relationships is being comfortable with one’s […]

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Sexuality Programs & Resources: Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

AAMR/ARC Position Statement on Sexuality American Association on Mental Retardation   Format             Position Statement     This position statement indicates that people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities, like all people, have inherent sexual rights and basic human needs that must be affirmed, defended, and respected.  As well, with respect to the potential for having and […]

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Introduction to Sexuality Education for Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind and Significantly Developmentally Delayed

Texas Deaf-Blind Outreach      Format             Online Booklet                                                  While this online booklet was written about children and teens who are Deaf-Blind, it is also a useful general disabilities resource.  Chapters include an introduction, guidelines for developing a process for intervention and instruction, and topics such as modesty, appropriate touch and personal boundaries, menstruation, masturbation, […]

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“Social/Sexual Awareness for Persons with Disabilities”

Center for the Study of Autism   Format             Online Article               This article is geared toward parents and caregivers of people with developmental disabilities.  It states that it is critical for parents especially to give children a loving understanding of human sexuality by giving them the message that their sexuality is wonderful; this will hopefully […]

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