The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas in collaboration with The Autism Society of Central Texas Present:
Bodies, Boundaries and Sexuality: Proactive Strategies for Addressing Sexuality Issues in People with Down Syndrome and other Intellectual Disabilities
Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Time: 9am -3:30pm
Location: Education Service Center-Region 13, 5701 Springdale Road
Registration Fee: $30 (Registration will close on September 22nd)
Lunch provided. TEA credit is available.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Terri Couwenhoven, M.S., is a nationally recognized presenter, sex educator and author, specializing in the design and implementation of sexuality programs and resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their parents and the professionals that support them.
She will address emerging developmental issues unique to individuals with intellectual disabilities, describe the roles that parents and professionals play in promoting healthy sexual development, address unique issues in teaching self-respect and personal safety, provide models for handling sexuality issues that arise, and share resources that are available.
Teaching personal safety, knowing behaviors that can encourage sexual abuse and exploitation, shaping skills that promote social acceptance, and knowing how to handle sexuality issues that arise can enable adults to encourage a child to live a safe and productive life. There are simple steps that will promote a healthier and safer lifestyle!