Online Workshop Series:
Let’s Start the Conversation: Sexuality and Developmental Disability: How to Partner with Parents to Support Their Children
September 19, 2019
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
Parent and caregivers of people with developmental disabilities are their child’s primary educator, just like any parent. The difference with this group of parents is that they are often very concerned about their child being taken advantage of; or an unplanned pregnancy, and, some parents even find it hard to think of their child as a sexual being.
All of these concerns are legitimate and can make parents worried about how to communicate with their own child or having their child attend sexuality education classes.
This workshop will explore how to:
- Work with parents to dispel any myths they have,
- Help parents communicate about healthy relationships,
- Answer their child’s questions,
- Provide guidelines for direct support professionals
This is a 90-minute online workshop for anyone who works with parents, professionals, self-advocates, etc.
Workshop will be conducted via video conference platform (Ring Central, powered by Zoom) to deliver the workshop. There will be opportunity for questions and live engagement with the instructors.
Access Instructions: After you register you will get a confirmation email with instructions on how to access the workshop. You must have a stable internet connection to join, or you can call in via phone.