Sex Talk for Self-Advocates #6

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Software
Zoom
Support Email
aucdinfo@aucd.org
Support Website
https://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 the AUCD Sexual Health Special Interest Group for Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #6: LGBTQ+ Relationships. Our panel of sexuality educators and self-advocates will discuss questions and topics related to LGBTQ+ relationships for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Questions for the panel can be submitted through an anonymous survey here. The survey will be open until Oct. 30th.

Event-specific Details

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 sexual health needs.

Presenters

Max Barrows, 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. He received a White House Champions of Change award for this work in 2015. Max is an accomplished self-advocate from Vermont who served as a board member for Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered from 2008 to 2016.

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 this test webpage.
  • For disability accommodations e-mail aucdinfo@aucd.org.
  • This webinar will be archived.
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Registration Information

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