The workshop will provide an understanding of emerging sexuality in individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities across the lifespan, including the importance of addressing these issue long before puberty and adolescence.
Dr. Peloquin will provide insight into the emotional and physical aspects of sexuality and relationships for individuals with ASD as well as important considerations for their parents and professionals who support them.
Specific topics will include parent and staff concerns such as inappropriate public display, aggressive pursuit of person of interest, and possible abuse.
She will address the rights of individuals to be sexual beings, gender and sexual identity issues, legal and ethical concerns, and specific challenges based on individual differences. Specific safety issues such as internet dangers, pornography, and dealing with law enforcement will also be highlighted.
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