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Strategies for Supporting Families to Address the Social-Sexual Needs of Their Neurodiverse Children


This in-person event held at YAI's Headquarters in Manhattan

4 CE credits available*

Parents are the first and primary social-sexual educators. They often have difficulties "having the talk" with their children around topics such as puberty, privacy, boundaries, sexual advocacy, consent, or body autonomy. This can become a barrier to the social-sexual development of children with disabilities, leaving them more susceptible to becoming victims of abuse. 

This workshop will teach attendees practical tips and tools, resources, concrete language, and behavior to help parents learn: 

  • That sexuality is not only sex and is a normal aspect of development.  

  • Ways to prepare children with disabilities for developmental stages (e.g., puberty, living on their own). 

  • How to create a safe and positive environment to communicate about social-sexual issues. 

  • How to address issues such as boundaries, privacy, sexual advocacy, self-expression, dating, and consent. 

Learn more about sexuality and I/DD

*Social Work Continuing Education Info  

This course qualifies for 4 SW CE contact hours. 

Young Adult Institute, Inc. (YAI) 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 #SW-0171. 

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

If you are not licensed in New York, please check with your state to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal. 

Cancellation Policy  

If a cancellation is received 14 days prior to a scheduled training, a refund will be provided. Participants who cancel their enrollment less than 14 days but more than 5 days prior to a training will not be refunded but given credit toward a future training. Cancellation less than 5 days prior will result in no refund or credit. 

No-Show Policy  

No credit or refund will be provided if a registered participant does not attend a training.   

YAI Knowledge reserves the right to cancel a training due to low enrollment numbers. Registrants will be notified at least two business days prior to the scheduled training. 

220 East 42nd St
7th Floor
New York, NY 10017
United States


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