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Sex, gender and sexuality: supporting LGBT young people with autism

When

25/02/2021 09:30

Where

Edinburgh

Type

Training

Category

Update

As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland has adapted our training and events programme to a digital webinar format for the foreseeable future.

Our webinar programme can be found here and will be updated regularly.

We may be running some of our scheduled events as abbreviated webinar versions, while others have to be cancelled or postponed until face-to-face training is possible again. Please keep an eye on our website, social media channels and Eventbrite page for updates.

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Our office is currently closed and staff will be working from home – you can contact the team using this email: events@childreninscotland.org.uk.

About this event

This half-day training will explore your understanding of gender and autism. You will delve into the history of sexuality and disability, as well as improve your knowledge on the difference between sex, gender, gender expression and attraction. 

The session will help you to improve your understanding of the diversity of the autistic LGBT community and how we can make sure our language and approaches make us more inclusive.

Key learning:

  • Understanding the history of sexuality and disability
  • Recognising the diversity of the LGBT community
  • Differentiating between sex, gender, gender expression and attraction
  • Understanding the relationship between gender and autism
  • Signposting to practical resources and working directly with the new Scottish national relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) resource

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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