Social Behavior and Sex Education

Sex Education Articles, Books, Classes, Materials, and Programs For Children, Teens, and Adults with Disabilities

Activities that Teach – The Case for Personal Space by Kristyn Crow

Circles Program by James Stanfield
Well regarded program which uses circles of different colors to teach people with disabilities about appropriate behavior  based on the type of relationship they have with family, friends, and others.

Circles : Intimacy and Relationships
Basic sexuality program that can be purchased for use by groups or individuals with disabilities

Educating Children about Sexuality – from Developmental Delay Resources
1-page handout pdf on basic sexuality rules

ERIC Database Articles on Sexuality (Listed by Hoagie’s Website)
Lists of Articles that can be viewed on the database website

Facts of Life and More… for People with Intellectual Disabilities edited by Leslie Walker-Hirsch, M.Ed., FAAMR

Human Sexuality Education for Students with Special Needs – by Marsh Media
Downloadable 10-page Booklet on overview of sexuality for special needs students

Parents Helping Parents Social Boundaries Classes (Using the “Circles Method”)
Group class by PHP, offered for two different age groups

Protecting Children with Disabilities from Sexual Assault
New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs downloadable booklet focused on prevention of sexual assault, but with information that parents may not have considered about risks of social interaction.

Sexuality Education for Adults with Developmental Disabilities by Planned Parenthood
Program offered or purchase the training program

Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Book – Although the title says this is for parents of children with DS; other resources say this book is useful for all developmentally delayed children.

Teaching Sexual Health by Alberta Health Services – Sexuality and Disability: A Guide for Parents
Outlines what parents need to know and what their children need to know about sex, with respect for different family beliefs.

Teaching Sex Ed for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities
Basic but good suggestions for teaching appropriate behavior.