Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health: A Curriculum for Teaching Adolescents/Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Challenges
- AAPC Publishing
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- Publication Date:
- November 15, 2011
- Print Length:
- 400 pages
It is essential that all people, including those on the spectrum, understand sexuality.
This comprehensive and well-researched curriculum fills a long-felt need in the autism community; a frank, up-to-date resource on sexuality tailored to the unique characteristics of high-functioning adolescents and adults on the spectrum. Based on years of experience teaching sexual health and extensive familiarity with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, the authors present all you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask/teach, taking into the consideration the autistic learning style.
Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health: A Curriculum for Teaching Adolescents/Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Challenges comes complete with lessons, activities, handouts, resources, and more. Handouts, which can be downloaded from the AAPC website, were created for easy individualization.
Foreword by Gary B. Mesibov, PhD.
In one word: finally! When parents and professionals ask me if there is a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum for bright learners with ASD, I can finally say 'yes.' Davies and Dubie's exceptional program not only covers all the important topics that contribute to fostering healthy sexuality and personal safety, it is founded in evidence-based strategies for teaching learners with ASD. From assessment to teaching and evaluating progress, learners are engaged in role-playing, watching videos, small-group discussion, and reviewing social media. Davies and Dubie have created a jam-packed, yet easy-to-follow and well-organized complete package for addressing the sexual health needs of individuals with ASD. --Shana Nichols, PhD, owner and director ASPIRE Center for Learning and Development, co-author of GIRLS GROWING UP ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM and FACING YOUR FEARS
INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS AND SEXUAL HEALTH is an excellent and much-needed practical curriculum that provides educators and therapists with instruction and materials on teaching topics ranging from sexual anatomy to dating to intimate relationships, as well as guidelines for what constitutes abusive behavior. The format is easy to follow and provides instructions for use both in a group setting and for one-on-one use by therapists and parents. I highly recommend this book! --Chantal Sicile-Kira, founder of AutismCollege and author of AUTISM LIFE SKILLS and ADOLESCENTS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM