Developmental NDIS Australia and Sexuality 101

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This is a one-day training to help professionals build skills and confidence addressing this topic with the people they work with.

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Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality 101: Gain Skills and Tools to Address Healthy Relationship Education

ONLINE training (via video conference) for professionals who work with people with I/DD and need to increase their skill and comfort level when addressing healthy relationships and sexuality, abuse prevention, answering questions, and responding to behaviors.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get the training and support you need to make a difference in the lives of people you work with.

"Best training I've attended online. Loved the ability for breakout sessions and small groups even while on zoom. It is easy to see your passion for this topic, and very easy to listen to and keep my interest in the discussion and topics."

Description: People with developmental disabilities are often left out of the conversation about sexuality, almost as if they are incapable of having thoughts, feelings, and needs. In reality, they, too, are sexual beings that need information and skills for making healthy decisions about sexuality.

As someone who works with people with developmental disabilities, you may be the most likely person to discuss sexuality with them, or someone with a developmental disability may approach you with questions about sexuality.

This training will help you become more comfortable talking about this sensitive topic by discussing what needs to be taught when and how to help people with developmental disabilities have satisfying and safe relationships.

Participants will:

Gain knowledge about sexuality and specific issues for people with developmental disabilities

Explore our own values and attitudes regarding sexuality and people with developmental disabilities

Examine how to answer questions and respond to behaviors

Explore ways to communicate about sexuality with people with developmental disabilities and their parents/guardians.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 10 am -5 pm eastern time

Tuition: Tuition for this training is $155, and includes: handouts, Power Point of presentation, pre and post training resources such as handouts, articles, etc., live Q&A, and email access to the instructor.

Registration is limited to 25 participants! Register today to secure a spot.

This is a live, online training. We use Zoom to deliver the training. There will be opportunity for questions and live engagement with the facilitator and other participants.

Access Instructions: After you register you will get a confirmation email with instructions on how to access the training (please check your spam, or whitelist, and if you don't get the email). You must have a stable internet connection, a webcam, and a mic on your computer to join. We strongly recommend each attendee participate from their own computer to assure the best use of breakout groups.



What is Sexuality?

Messages about Sexuality

Sexual Development and Disability

Values and Attitudes

Working One-on-One

Answering Questions and Responding to Behaviors

Working with Parents/Guardians

Wrap-up and Evaluation

Registration Policies


We offer refunds up to 14 days before the training. A $25 service charge will be assessed for processing refunds or transfers. All cancellations must be requested in writing (e-mails are acceptable) and must be received by Sept 23, 2020. No refunds will be processed after that date. All requests for refunds should state the registrant’s name and the amount of payment. We regret that we cannot offer refunds for “no shows” at the training.

Cancellation by us

We reserve the right to cancel any training due to insufficient enrollment at least 30 calendar days in advance of the scheduled course date. Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for a future course date or to receive a full refund of registration fees.

Registrant Substitution

Substitutions for a registrant who can no longer attend can be made at any time. Please contact us and let us know who will be using the ticket.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact: Helaine Iris 603.399-5777

About Katherine McLaughlin

Katherine McLaughlin, M.Ed., AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator, is the Founder, CEO and Lead Trainer for Elevatus Training. As a national expert on sexuality and I/DD she trains professionals, and parents as well as individuals to become sexual self-advocates, and peer sexuality educators. She is the author of, Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities curriculum. She has developed two self-study courses: Developmental Disability and Sexuality 101 for professionals and Talking to Your Kids: Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality for parents, and a 3-Day certificate training: Becoming a Sexuality Educator and Trainer. She has spent her 25+ year career committed to elevating the status of all people, which is why the name of her growing company is Elevatus Training.

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