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Growing up: discussing puberty and change with children with learning disabilities

When

21/05/2019 09:30

Where

Edinburgh

Type

Training

Category

About this event

This practical training workshop will help you understand how having a learning disability and/or autism affects the way young people learn about sex and relationships. We will explore sexual rights and stigmas related to people with a learning disability and/or autism, as well as offer practical tips and resources that will improve your knowledge and confidence in providing support to the young people you work with. 

Key learning:

  • Key age and intellectual milestones and important topics: talking about body parts, puberty, sex, relationships and consent
  • Case studies and practical tips to help improve confidence and knowledge in your delivery
  • Key resources and examples of how to adapt and use them in your everyday practice

Facilitator bio

Corrie has been working in education for a decade, developing her specialist skills in sexual health and inclusive learning. Her background is in teaching. She has spent her career working closely with vulnerable young people with additional support needs (including autism) and practitioners and parents and carers who support them. Her expertise is in designing and delivering sexual health programmes, as well as considering how our environment and communication methods can help make our practice more inclusive. Corrie’s work at Three Sisters centres around building capacity by helping professionals make long term changes to their approaches to learning.

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