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ERIC Number: EJ1052823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Barriers to Sexuality for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Literature Review
Sinclair, James; Unruh, Deanne; Lindstrom, Lauren; Scanlon, David
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v50 n1 p3-16 Mar 2015
Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) experience multiple barriers that may prevent them from understanding and exploring their own sexuality. These barriers prevent them from achieving the same autonomy and quality of life as their peers. This research synthesis focuses on 13 articles published between 2000 and 2013 that explored sexuality of individuals with ID/DD. Analysis of these articles produced common barriers that individuals with ID/DD experience. Implications for practice 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; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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