Sexuality for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Adolescence is often a difficult time for children and families, and may be particularly challenging for those with developmental disabilities. This presentation provides an overview of the specific challenges present during puberty and adolescence, with safety and sexuality. Strategies for increasing independence while remaining safe will be addressed, and the skills needed to protect individuals from being both victims of sexual abuse and offenders in the criminal justice system. In addition, issues and strategies surrounding healthy sexual expression, modesty, privacy, and boundaries will be discussed.
Presenter: Bobbie Gallagher, MA, BCBA 
Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Founder of the Autism Center for Educational Services, LLC. Bobbie has worked in the field of autism since 1997, shortly after the two youngest of her three children were diagnosed with autism. Bobbie is a private consultant to families, schools, and agencies, and adjunct professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she is also pursuing her PhD in ABA. Bobbie is also the author of "A Brick Wall - How a Boy With No Words Spoke to the World".

parents, special education teachers, OT, SLP, related service providers, community members, autism specialists, behavior specialist, parent liaison
Autism
Online Course, Self-directed

Free
CPE Credits: 4.00  
Registration Closes: 9/1/2025
Ends: 10/1/2025 11:59 pm
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