Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health

Age Range: 13+
ISBN: 9781934575888


Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health: A Curriculum for Teaching Adolescents/Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Challenges

RRP - $57.00   Our Price - $54.95, Softcover (inc CD)
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Catherine Davies, Melissa Dubie

This comprehensive and well-researched curriculum fills a long-felt need in the autism community – a frank, up-to-date resource on sexuality tailored to the unique characteristics of high-functioning adolescents and adults on the spectrum.

Based on years of experience teaching sexual health and extensive familiarity with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, the authors present "all you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask/teach", taking into the consideration the learning styles inherent in autism. The curriculum comes complete with lessons, activities, handouts, resources, and more.

Authors Catherine Davies and Melissa Dubie provide 11 detailed lessons covering both the "technical" details of sex and the relationship factors involved. Topics range from fact-based content such as sexual anatomy and reproduction to lessons that teach aspects of social judgement such as dating, building relationships and decision making in relationships. Each lesson includes a highly structured lesson plan with learning objectives, individual and group activities, student assignments and handouts - the latter are also provided on the accompanying CD.

The curriculum comes complete with lessons, activities, handouts, PowerPoints, resources and more. The accompanying CD contains all the handouts for easy duplication and individualisation.