Autism Spectrum Disorders: Supporting Individuals with Sexuality Education
Dr. Matt Tincani is back to talk sexuality and ASD once again! With updated information on research and practices.
The presentation will overview sexuality needs of youth and adults with ASD as a context for discussing best practices in sexuality education. First, sexuality-related characteristics of individuals with ASD will be described, including skill deficits and potential goal areas for sexuality education programs. Next, promising and empirically supported sexuality education programs will be discussed with a focus on person-centered planning, promoting sexual health, and preventing abuse, STIs, and early pregnancy. The presentation will conclude with a discussion about problematic sexual behavior and function-based interventions.