Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health
A Curriculum for Teaching Adolescents/Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Challenges
It is essential that all people, including those on the spectrum, understand sexuality. This comprehensive and well-researched curriculum fills a long-felt need in the autism community; a frank, up-to-date resource on sexuality tailored to the unique characteristics of high-functioning adolescents and adults on the spectrum. Based on years of experience teaching sexual health and extensive familiarity with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, the authors present "all you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask/teach," taking into the consideration the autistic learning style. Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health: A Curriculum for Teaching Adolescents/Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Challenges comes complete with lessons, activities, handouts, resources, and more. Handouts, which can be downloaded from the AAPC website, were created for easy individualization. Foreword by Gary B. Mesibov, PhD.
MEET THE AUTHORS
, MEd, MSC, CPsychol, LMHC, is an educational consultant at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at Indiana University with more than 25 years’ experience working with children and adults with ASD both in the United Kingdom and the United States.
, MS, is an educational consultant at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at Indiana University and has worked in the public school system for 27 years with students with disabilities, including ASD.
Davies and Dubie collaborated to develop this curriculum while teaching relationships and sexual health to high-functioning adults with ASD.