Here are some helpful sexuality / relationship resources for people with disabilities, professionals, educators, and parents.
Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Disability Resource Guide 2011
Be sure to bookmark this new resource link listed on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s website. Here you will find a treasure trove of information that includes curricula, trainings, websites, help-lines, support groups, books and CD/DVDs appropriate for both youth and adults with a wide range of disabilities.
NICHCY – Sexuality Education for Students with Disabilities
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities’ site includes various resources for parents and educators. Scroll down page to find materials with specific disabilities in mind.
Sexuality & Disability:A Guide for Parents
This guide is provided by Alberta Health Services for parents of child, teen and adults.
Relationship Groups for Men & Women with Developmental Disabilities
The following agencies in Massachusetts offer group sessions on relationship and sexuality topics for men and women with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
- Options and Possibilities in Reading
Contact Paula Thompson LICSW at 781-454-7824 or email@example.com
- Lifelinks in Chelmsford
Oct. 5, 2011, Parent Training, 6pm – 8 pm
Oct. 15, 2011, Seminar for individuals with disabilities, 9am – 2pm
Contact Rachel Ward-Sullivan at 978-349-3040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Trainings / Learning & Development for DDS Support Staff
Human Sexuality, Relationship and Social Skills training of Trainer Series
Pat Carney provides this annual eight week session to DDS agency and provider staff. This is also available to a limited number of other related professionals.
Contact email@example.com with questions.
To register call 413-284-5082 or email Jeffrey.Monseau@state.ma.us
The following professional teams offer sexuality training for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities in agencies, school systems and on an individual basis.
- Diane E. Westerman
401-499-5231 or firstname.lastname@example.org
401-785-2100 or in2uhealthyrelationships.com
Will travel to any part of Mass/RI/eastern CT
- Rebecca H. Barry
508-505-6188 or email@example.com
Mary Ellen Goodwin
508-446-5112 or Maryellen@betacomm.org
Will travel anywhere in Mass/RI