Supporting the Social-Sexual Lives of Adults with I/DD

Supporting the Social-Sexual Lives of Adults with I/DD
Wed, June 05, 2019 - 9:30 am to Thu, June 06, 2019 - 4:30 pm (EST) 

Historically, people with I/DD have been viewed as asexual and deviant. This viewpoint is not surprising given the societal exclusion and marginalization many in the community experience. For too long, adults with I/DD have been denied life experiences that are afforded to people who do not have a developmental disability. This includes having intimate relationships and partners. Like most adults, people with I/DD want to establish intimate relationships and engage in sexual activities. State laws require that both parties are consenting when sexual interactions occur.

This two-day workshop will offer a unique opportunity for professionals to learn practical strategies for supporting people with I/DD in exploring, learning, and expressing social-sexual issues. Using a strength-based approach, our experts will share valuable insights that will address negative mindsets and dispel myths. Attendees will receive training on conducting sexual consent assessments and obtain critical skills to become a social-sexual educator. This workshop will focus on a number of skill areas that can be used in clinical practice, the classroom, a person’s home, and an agency at large. Learn skills to better support adults with I/DD in making informed decisions about social-sexual issues that will ultimately enrich their quality of life.

Consuelo Senior, LMSW

Dates & Time
Two Day Training: 6/5/19 & 6/6/19
9:30 am-4:30 pm
12 CE Contact Hours


YAI Central Office
460 West 34th Street
11th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Social Work CE Information

This is a two-day course and attendees will earn 12 CE contact hours.

Young Adult Institute, Inc. (YAI) SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0171.

The New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work requires all registrants attend the entire training to receive the Social Work CE hours.

Cancellation Policy
If a cancellation is received two weeks (14 days) prior to a scheduled training, a refund will be provided. Participants who cancel their enrollment less than 14 days will not be refunded but can receive full credit toward a future training. A full refund or credit is given to participants with medical or personal emergencies with documentation.

No-Show Policy
Given the high demand for our trainings, no credit will be provided if the cancellation is not received prior to the training.

YAI’s Center for Professional Development reserves the right to cancel a training due to low enrollment numbers. Registrants will be notified at least 2 business days prior to the scheduled training.