It's My Prerogative: Consent and Healthy Sexuality for People with Disabilities

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Webinar
Link to register: https://events-na11.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1083844668/en/events/event/shared/1099426672/event_registration.html?sco-id=1899239019&_charset_=utf-8

Provided by: Vera Center on Victimization + Safety

Date and Time: August 22, 2018 / 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChsT

People with disabilities, particularly developmental disabilities, are more likely to experience sexual violence than people without disabilities. Unfortunately, people with developmental disabilities are also less likely to receive information about healthy sexuality and how to identify violence in their sexual encounters. This lack of information contributes to a lack of safety and autonomy. Sexual self-advocacy ensures that people with developmental disabilities understand safe and healthy sexual relationships and the issues associated with safe relationships, particularly consent. This webinar will review the need for sexuality education for people with disabilities, issues around consent to sex for people with disabilities, how to talk to people with disabilities about consent, and resources for discussing sexuality with people with disabilities with the ultimate goal of promoting safe and autonomous sexual relationships.

End Abuse of People with Disabilities Webinars are designed for practitioners and policymakers interested in ending violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals. Registration closes two weeks before the webinar date. 

If you have questions about our webinars, or need assistance registering, please contact us at cvs@vera.org or at 212.376.3096. You can also visit our website at www.endabusepwd.org