ERIC Number: ED346676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Sexuality Education for Children and Youth with Disabilities.
Kupper, Lisa; And Others
NICHCY News Digest, v1 n3 1992
This theme issue newsletter presents six brief articles on sexuality education for children and youth with disabilities. Each article presents an overview of important points to consider when providing sexuality education, then concludes with a list of materials for families and professionals. The first article, "The Development of Sexuality," presents essential information on sexuality and sexuality education. The second article, titled "The Importance of Developing Social Skills," offers parents suggestions in promoting their children's socialization skills. Next, "Teaching Children and Youth about Sexuality" offers suggested discussion topics by age group (preschool through adolescence). The fourth article is primarily a bibliography of resources (grouped by disability) concerned with "How Particular Disabilities Affect Sexuality and Sexuality Education". The next article briefly addresses "Fostering Relationships: Suggestions for Young Adults". The final article offers resources on special issues including sexual orientation, reproduction and birth control, protection against sexually transmitted diseases, and protection against sexual exploitation and abuse. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Communicable Diseases, Disabilities, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Child Relationship, Self Care Skills, Sex Education, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Social Development, Young Adults
Interstate Research Associates, NICHCY, P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013-1492 (single copies free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.