Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #4

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am AKST
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Software
Zoom
Contact Person
Anna Costalas
Support Website
http://zoom.us/test
Cost Range
FREE

Host And Instructor

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Host
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Instructor
Max Barrows, Erica R. Thomas, MS, Katherine McLaughlin, M.Ed.

Training Overview Description

Join us for Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #4, Relationship Experiences. It is well documented meaningful relationships are connected to better health, social, and quality of life outcomes for all people, including people with disabilities. Relationships can help to create a greater sense of identity, self-worth, and belonging. Relationships are important, but they can look different for all of us. Join us to hear from self-advocates as they talk about their experiences being married, dating, partnered, and single. Sex Talk #4, Relationship Experiences, will focus on the personal relationship experiences of self-advocates as they join our panel of sexual health educators.

This webinar is part of an on-going series that addresses self-advocate questions about relationships and sexuality. This series is a great learning opportunity for self-advocates, and professionals and paraprofessionals working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to better understand relationships and sexuality.

Event-specific Details

Presenters

Max Barrows is Outreach Director for Green Mountain Self-Advocates, a position he has held since 2007. He mentors youth and adults with developmental disabilities to speak up for themselves and become leaders. GMSA is a lead partner of the Self-Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center. Max leads SARTAC's technical assistance team assisting local and state self-advocacy organizations across the nation. Max connects with people on all levels advocating for true-inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. In his work, he advances the message that when you meet an individual with a disability, presume competence.

Erica R. Thomas, MS is the Health Educator for the Developmental Disabilities Administration Health Initiative (DDAHI), housed at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in Washington, DC. She serves as a liaison between family members, health care professionals and community providers that support people with disabilities. Erica develops and implements health care information curriculum and education sessions on a variety of wellness topics (including sexuality!!!) for people with disabilities and their support teams. When she is not advocating for people with disabilities, she enjoys traveling the world and taking long naps.

Katherine McLaughlin, M.Ed. is a national expert and trains individuals, staff, and parents on sexuality and developmental disabilities. She teaches sexuality education to people with DD/ID as well as trains them to be peer sexuality educators themselves. Katherine is the author of an agency and school curriculum: Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities, and has developed two online courses; one to train professionals, Developmental Disability and Sexuality 101, and one for parents: Talking to Your Kids: Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality.

Please Note:

There is no cost for this webinar.
CEUs are not offered for this webinar.
You can test your connection to Zoom prior to the scheduled time by visiting http://zoom.us/test
For disability accommodations email Anna Costalas.
This webinar will be archived.

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
Chronic Alcoholism and Other Substance Related Disorders
Developmental Disabilities
FASD
Trauma
Traumatic Brain Injury
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Developmental Disabilities
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Health Care
All Substance Abuse
All Tribal Services/Tribal Government

Registration Information

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