Sexuality Education for Youth & Adults With Cognitive or Developmental Disabilities



Date of Publication
August, 2012

Healthy sexuality is an important component of preventing sexual violence. Therefore there are several resources that can be incorporated into prevention programs. We know that it is important to deliver prevention programming that is socio-culturally relevant and developmental appropriate. So when working with youth or adults with developmental or cognitive disabilities, finding resources that are tailored to this community may be helpful.

Here are three curricula that focus on healthy sexuality for populations with developmental or cognitive disabilities:

Personal SPACE
created by the Arc of Maryland - The lesson on sexuality goes over private and public body parts, touching, and expression. This entire curriculum can be downloaded for free.
Sexuality Education for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
created by Planned Parenthood of New England. The Table of Contents and a sample lesson plan can be previewed online.