Adolescence, Sexuality, and Safety in Children with Disabilities and Autism: Parent Education Resources

Books

“Sex Education for Parents of Children with Autism” Mark Steege and Shannon L. Peck (2002) – Available @ www.steegepublications.com

“Taking Care of Myself – A Healthy Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism” Mary Wrobel (2003) – Available @ www.futurehorizons-autism.com

“Girls Growing up with Autism Spectrum – What Parents and Professionals Should Know about the Pre-teen and Teenage Years” Shana Nichols, Gina Marie Moravck, and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum (2009) – Available @ www.amazon.com

“Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence – Helping Pre-teens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World” Teresa Bolick (2001) – Available @ www.amazon.com

“Autism – Asperger’s and Sexuality – Puberty and Beyond” Jerry and Mary Newport (2002) – Available @ www.amazon.com

“Making Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People With Asperger's Syndrome”  Sarah Attwood and Jonathan Powell (2008) – Available @ www.amazon.com

“Sex, Sexuality, and the Autism Spectrum” Wendy Lawson (2005) – Available @ www.amazon.com

“Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence” Liane Holliday Willey (2003) – Available @ www.amazon.com

“Developing Personal Safety Skills in Children with Disabilities” Frida Briggs (1995) – Available @ www.amazon.com

“Sexuality:  Your Sons and Daughters with Intellectual Disabilities”  Karin Melberg Schwier (2000) – Available @ www.amazon.com

“Sexuality and Fertility Issues in Ill Health and Disability:  From Adolescence to Adulthood”  Rachel Balen and Marilyn Crawshaw (2006) – Available @ www.amazon.com

“Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality (Topics in Down Syndrome)”  Terri Couwenhoven (2007) – Available @ www.amazon.com

“Just Say Know – Understanding and Reducing the Risk of Sexual Victimization of People with Developmental Disabilities” Dave Hingsburger – Available @ www.amazon.com

ARTICLE – “Impact – Feature Issue on Sexuality and People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities” – Published by the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota.

http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/232/232.pdf

Websites

Sexuality/Masturbation/people with Intellectual Disabilities
http://www.sexualityandu.ca/teachers/tools-10-1.aspx

Sexuality Resources for children/adolescence with disabilities
www.sexsupport.org/SexEd.html

Special Education Sexuality Curriculum – King County Washington State
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/SpecialEducation.aspx

Colorado-Based Community Trainings

Denver Metro Community Parent Resource Center (303-365-2772)
www.denvermetrocprc.org
“Journey to Adulthood – What Parents Need to Know About Sexuality and Their Child”

Advocacy Denver (303-831-7733)
http://advocacydenver.org/

The ARC of Arapahoe/Douglas Counties (303-220-9228)
www.arcarapahoedouglas.org
“Friends and Safe Relationships – Making Sense of Middle School”
“Home Safety for Middle School Students with Developmental Disabilities”
“Community Safety for Middle School Students with Developmental Disabilities”
“Community Safety for High School Students and Adults with Developmental Disabilities”
“Friendships for High School Students and Adults with Developmental Disabilities”
“Boyfriend/Girlfriend Relationships for High School Students and Adults with Developmental Disabilities”

The ARC of Aurora (720-213-1423)
www.thearcofaurora.org
“Responsive Responders – Working with Victims with Developmental Disabilities Conference”