Sex Ed Guide for Self-Advocates: Written for People on the Autism Spectrum Aged 15+

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Organization For Autism Research (USA), 2019 onwards

This guide is a sexuality and sex education resource written specifically for people on the autism spectrum age 15 and up. People on the autism spectrum sometimes don’t have the chance to learn about sexuality and sex in ways that work for them, so OAR created this guide as a starting point to change that. 

In each of the nine sections of the guide, self-advocates will be able to read articles and watch brief videos before testing their knowledge about a given topic and practicing new skills. The guide can also be listened to as a series of podcast episodes.

Topics covered include:

  • Public vs. Private
  • Puberty (non-binary)
  • Puberty (gendered)
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Consent
  • Dating 101
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Am I Ready?
  • Sexual Activity
  • Online Relationships and Safety

There’s a lot to learn about these topics – more than we could fit in just this guide. You can use this information as a starting point for learning more about relationships and sexuality, keeping in mind that learning about sexuality and relationships is a lifelong process.

By J Pope

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