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ERIC Number: EJ1031194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Alignment of Sexuality Education with Self Determination for People with Significant Disabilities: A Review of Research and Future Directions
Travers, Jason; Tincani, Matt; Whitby, Peggy Schaefer; Boutot, E. Amanda
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v49 n2 p232-247 Jun 2014
Sexual development is a complex but vital part of the human experience. People with significant disabilities are not excluded from this principle, but often may be prevented from receiving high-quality and comprehensive instruction necessary for a healthy sexual life. The functional model of self-determination emphasizes increasing knowledge, access to environments, and positive self-perceptions and may be an effective framework for the delivery of sexuality education to people with significant disabilities. We explored ways in which self-determination and sexuality education for people with significant disabilities are aligned. We also conducted a systematic review of sexuality education intervention research for this population and found significant gaps related to self-determined sexuality. Suggestions for sexuality education for persons with significant disabilities as well as barriers are presented and implications for stakeholders and future researchers are discussed.
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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