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AutismBC Talks: Sexual Health Education with POPARD
May 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
AutismBC is pleased to collaborate with Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD) to present a series of workshops in 2022, aiming to provide resources for families to help their kids (and parents) learn at school, at home, and in the community.
You must REGISTER HERE to attend this workshop
There will be no recording for this workshop (policy of POPARD). Brock will send you the Zoom link closer to the workshop day.
Sexual Health Education – Considerations for Autistic Students
May 13, 2022 – 10:30-11:30
Presenter: Chelsea Jelic, POPARD Family-School Liaison
Sexual health education is an established component of the school curriculum in British Columbia at all grade levels (K to 12). Sexual health education in BC schools aims to equip students with the information, motivation, and behavioural skills needed to enhance sexual health and avoid negative sexual health outcomes. All individuals have the right to learn all they can to enable them to become sexually healthy persons and collaboration between educators and families is key. This session will include:
- Sexual health information and statistics for school-aged children and youth in BC
- Considerations for teaching autistic students and recommendations for aligning educational approaches between home and school
- Resources to support sexual health education of autistic youth
1 hour session (45 minutes content, 15 minutes Q&A)
Additional Resources and Reading:
https://www.powerupeducation.com/ – Power Up Education has Sexual Health Education resources for children and youth and believes education is the key to reducing sexual abuse and the catalyst for healthier relationships.
Autism and Your Teen: Tips and Strategies for the Journey to Adulthood by Blythe Grossberg (2019)