How can I learn about relationships and human sexuality?
According to the Arc of the United States, any type of disability appears to contribute to higher risk of victimization but intellectual disability, communication disorders, and behavioral disorders appear to contribute to very high levels of risk (Sullivan & Knutson, 2000).
One method to assist adults with disabilities protect themselves from sexual abuse and sexual assault is human sexuality and relationship education. Sex education must be provided on a regular, on-going basis, and self-determination and relationship-building skills taught so individuals with intellectual and other disabilities can learn how to develop safe relationships.
ASPPIRE of Mid-Michigan provides a social coaching group entitled Sexual Health and Relationship Education(SHARE).
For people who have experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse there is counseling available at the Michigan State University Couple and Group Therapy Clinic.
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MSU Couple and Group Therapy Clinic
Autism Speaks - A Guide to Safety