Positive Relationships for Young People With Disabilities: Friends, Dating, and Beyond!

Young people with disabilities need and want to learn about relationships and sexuality, which is important for healthy development and well-being.

Those with disabilities and special health care needs need information from their trusted adults! In this way, they are prepared to engage in relationships that are safe, make safe decisions, effectively communicate consent or non-consent, and have positive relationships.

The first event will be for parents and caregivers, offering an overview of the topic of safe relationships and sexuality on May 7 at 6:30 PM.

On May 11, we will be starting a series for youth/young adults, Positive Relationships for Young People With Disabilities: Friends, Dating, and Beyond!

This information will be presented by PEAL staff trainers certified to use the Elevatus Curriculum: Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities, an evidence-informed and trauma-informed approach.

Honest Conversations: Safe Relationships and Sexuality

For Parents & Caregivers

The first event will be for parents and caregivers, offering an overview of the topic of safe relationships and sexuality on May 7 at 6:30 PM.
Parents & Caregivers will:
  • Examine barriers to talking about sexuality
  • Gain knowledge about sexuality, sexual abuse, and developmental disabilities
  • Acquire and practice skills in communicating with your child with a disability about sexuality
  • Review topics offered in the Positive Relationships for Young People with Disabilities Series also starting in May. This series is for young people aged 14-26 years old, that parents & caregivers can register their young person for.
Handouts for Honest Conversations: Safe Relationships and Sexuality

Positive Relationships for Young People With Disabilities: Friends, Dating, and Beyond!

For Youth & Young Adults

Talking about Relationships, Dating, and Consent!

A Saturday morning series in May and June offering 5 topics of interest to your young person aged 14-26 years old:
All Sessions are from 9:30 AM-11:00 AM
5/11: Getting Started
5/18: Gender and Sexual Identities 
5/25: Types of Relationships 
6/1: Public and Private
6/8: Body Parts