Sexual Health and Relationships for People with Disability

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Western Australia’s Individualised Services (WAiS) is hosting two online workshops around sexuality and people with disability.

The workshops will be run by expert Lud Allen, who has a Masters in Health Sciences (Sexual Health) with a specialty in sexuality counselling. He is a member of the World Association of Sexual Health and the Society of Australian Sexologists. Lud has a specific interest in working with people with an intellectual disability. He is a sought-after specialist in sexual health working in tandem with many organisations locally, interstate and overseas as a practitioner and educator.

Sexual Health and Relationship Education for People with Disabilities

The first online workshop Straight Answers Without Blushes” by Lud Allen is aimed at people with disabilities and will be taking place on May 28 from 10 am – 12 pm.

They will talk about

  • Your sexual body and how it works
  • What sex is
  • Contraception and being saf
  • Rules about being sexual
  • Healthy and unhealthy relationships
  • How to say no to sex
  • And more…

This workshop is for people with disability to have fun, ask questions and learn about themselves. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch videos, complete exercises, view PowerPoint slides and speak to each other and the facilitator.It is only for those aged 18 and over.

More Details

WAiS will hold this workshop online for 2 hours every Thursday for 5 weeks from May 28

People attending will need:

  • Access to the internet
  • Access to a laptop/desktop/tablet that has a camera, microphone and speaker
  • Online meeting software ‘Zoom” (Free to download)
  • Quiet space
  • Support person to help set up the equipment and to be a partner in some of the exercises
  • Handouts and other items we will provide in an email

Registration: Click here to register

There is no cost, but numbers for this workshop are limited so registration is essential. After registering attendees will get an email with all the information they will need to participate in the workshop.

If you are interested and would like our help to sign up or participate in this workshop please let your Support Worker know.

Sexuality and people with an intellectual disability for Supporters

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in providing positive support to people with an intellectual disability about sex, sexuality and relationships. This includes, family members, carers, support workers, co-ordinators etc.

It will explore the meanings that you give to sexuality and specifically the meaning you give to sexual education for people you support.

You will identify barriers that exist for people being able to have their sexual health and relationship education needs met. You will use and critique resources specifically made for sexual health education of people with an intellectual disability and explore the benefits of 1:1 education vs small group education and hear how this has been applied successfully in real life scenarios.

This is a fully interactive online course. Participants will have the opportunity to watch video clips, complete exercises, view PowerPoint slides speak to each other and the facilitator. Each participant will be able to send questions into the facilitator in the time between each session if desired.

 More Details

This workshop will consist of 2 x three hour online sessions on Tuesday 2nd and 9th June 2020, 9:30am – 12:30pm

You will need:

  1. Access to the internet
  2. Access to a laptop/desktop/tablet that has camera and microphone
  3. Online meeting software ‘ZOOM”
  4. Quiet space
  5. handouts and other items as provided pre course

Registration: Click here to register

Please note there is no cost for either workshop, but registration is essential as numbers are limited.