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The ABC's of Sexuality and ASD

 

Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Gold Centre, 5331 Ferrier, Montreal, QC, H4P 1M1

Cost: $85.00 (includes lunch)

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED; FOR INFORMATION, CALL 514 345 8330 EXT. 319

Stephanie Mitelman will facilitate a workshop for parents and providers on The ABC’s of Sexuality and ASD. This training is specific to the needs of parents, teachers, nurses, and front line workers who work or live with individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. Stephanie will provide practical strategies to deal with the challenges of teaching sexuality in this population. While the sexual needs of individuals with an ASD may not be very different from others, the way in which information is processed can be. People with an ASD may also face unique sensory profiles which educators need to be informed about. This training offers an overview of ASD and how it relates to sexuality, from puberty through adolescence, as well as teaching strategies for teaching sexual health.

 

A= Awareness and Attitudes B= Behaviours C= Communication and Connection

 

Stephanie Mitelman MA, C SE, is the only AASECT certified sexuality educator in Quebec, and a Canadian certified family educator. She is a National trainer on issues of sexual health; training teachers, nurses and front line workers across the country. Stephanie is an Instructor at McGill University in the Department of Educational Counseling and Psychology, as well as at Concordia University in Applied Human Sciences. Stephanie was awarded the 2013 First Tracks Award for Innovation in Sexology from Honest Exchange for her work to open sex education and counseling for youth and adults on the autism spectrum.