Parents and educators from SEDOL and member districts are invited to attend a training session titled “Bodies, Boundaries and Sexuality: Teaching Youth with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities”. The session is on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 7:00pm-9:00pm. It will be held in the Gym at Laremont School, 17934 W. Gages Lake. There is no charge for the program, but pre-registration is required.
The session will be conducted by Terri Couwehowen, who is the Clinic Coordinator for the Down Syndrome Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She is the author of several books including “Teaching Children with Down syndrome about their Bodies, Boundaries and Sexuality: A Guide for Parents and Professionals”, “The Girl’s Guide to Growing Up: Choices and Changes in the Tween Years”, and her newest book “A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up: Choices and Changes during Puberty”. She is a Certified Sexuality Educator with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.
Specific areas to be discussed:
- Reasons sexuality education is critical.
- Key concepts before transitioning out of school.
- Roles of parents and professionals.
- Qualities of a good sexuality education program.
- Resources for further education.