Sex & The Differently-Abled

Goalto help participants consider how they can incorporate sexual health services to the differently-abled in their professional practice as educators, counsellors or clinicians.

Rationale

The sexuality of differently-abled persons, many of whom require varying degrees of assistance to lead fulfilling sex lives, is often overlooked, avoided or even dismissed as a component of wholistic care because of a long-standing stigma or assumptions that shrouds disability and sex.

Objectives

At the end of the workshop:

  • Persons will be able to identify at least three (3) challenges faced by persons with physical disabilities and sexuality
  • Persons will be able to identify at least three (3) challenges faced by persons with intellectual disabilities and sexuality
  • Persons will be able to create a list of considerations for interacting with persons with disabilities as a guide for care-takers, clinicians and educators.

Myths Debunked!

  • Find out if the differently-abled have lower sexual desires compared to able-bodied people
  • Does having a physical disability prevent a person from having any kind of sexual activity

Length of Workshop

1 Whole Day Session (4 hours per day)

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