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 learning styles inherent in autism.
The curriculum comes complete with lessons, activities, handouts, resources, and more. The accompanying CD contains all the handouts for easy duplication and individualization.
Catherine Davies, MEd, MSc, CPsychol, LMHC is an educational consultant at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at Indiana University. She speaks regularly on the topics of structured teaching and visual supports emphasizing practical tips for educators and parents. Catherine has over 25 years experience working with children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and was a special education teacher, school psychologist and clinical psychologist in the UK. Since relocating to the US Catherine worked as a psycho-educational therapist in the TEACCH program supporting people with ASD and has had a private practice as an autism and structured teaching consultant.
Melissa Dubie, MA is an educational consultant at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at Indiana University. She has worked in the public school system for 27 years with students with disabilities including ASD. During this time, she was a teacher, coordinator, coach and consultant for individuals from preschool through high school. Since joining IRCA in 2003, Melissa has guided families and professionals through the use of resources and information about issues related to puberty and sexual health.
400 pages. 2011