1-Day Virtual POPARD Workshop
October 22, 2021 9am-3pm
Teaching Sexual Health to Students with ASD (This was originally a 2-day workshop, but has been changed to a 1-day workshop)
Learning about sexual health is necessary for all individuals, regardless of their ability. Persons with ASD are as diverse sexually as everyone else, however sexual health education is complicated by challenges in social communication and restricted interests or repetitive behaviours. This one-day introductory workshop will introduce to participants why teaching sexual health is important for students with ASD, ages 5 to 19. Participants will learn how to create developmentally appropriate goals for their student(s). In addition, a variety of strategies to teach these goals will be discussed. Participants will walk away with resources, lesson plans, and activities to use with their student(s).
Objectives Participants will:
Understand sexuality in the context of childhood development
Locate information from current research on sexuality and sexual education
Understand of the importance of explicitly teaching sexual health
Identify goals related to private vs. public behaviours, hygiene, social boundaries, personal space, friendships/dating, and safety
Understand how to create and implement curricula and supports based on knowledge of the student
Describe important skills instruction to be included in the students' program
Apply learned skills to create lesson plans and activities for students
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for any school staff and parents who want to understand how to better teach sexual health to all ages of students from 5-19. The workshop is particularly beneficial for those who can attend as a school team (e.g., the classroom teacher, case manager, and EAs).
When October 22, 2021 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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To use Zoom, you'll need a reliable internet connection and a device equipped with a webcam and microphone (laptop / computer are recommended; tablets and mobile phones may be used, but smaller screens may make viewing challenging)
The Zoom link and workshop materials will be e-mailed to you a few days prior to the workshop
40 seats are available (no waitlist) and registration closes at 9am on Oct 20, 2021
Super Workshop Fees, Cancellations & Refunds
Workshop Fees for all partipants: $25, payable upon registration
Cancellations: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to cancel
Refunds: The fee is refundable if written notice of cancellation (via email to email@example.com) is received at least 3 weeks prior to start of the workshop
Registrations are non-transferable
POPARD's English Language Policy
Please note that proficiency in English language is required for POPARD training. You must be able to speak/listen and read/write English to a standard equivalent to Grade 10 high school English or better. View all of our training policies and terms here.
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