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9 Things You Must Include in Sexuality Education for Individuals with ASD

9 Things You Must Include in Sexuality Education for Individuals with ASD

Developing a universal sex education curriculum that would apply to all individuals on the autism spectrum is no easy task -- if that task is even possible.  But if we include at least these 9 things, we can become empowered.

 

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One Photograph to Break My Silence: A Heart-to-Heart Conversation on Autism and Sexual Abuse

[Title]The prevalence of autism and sexual abuse exists. We know it exists. So why do we continue to remain silent on this issue? We need to bring that conversation back to life. Even if it is to break the silence -- one person at a time.

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Our Voices: What Are the Greatest Myths of Autism and Sexuality?

Our Voices: What Are the Greatest Myths of Autism and Sexuality?There are myths swirling around ASDs and sexuality... and boy, there are plenty of them! We explore the possible origin of of these myths and hear from the voices of other autistic individuals about what they would like you to know about ASDs and sexuality.

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6 Things an OB/GYN Needs to Know When Taking Care of a Patient with ASD

 

6 Things an OB/GYN Needs to Know When Taking Care of a Patient with ASD

Without a doubt, office visits with an OB/GYN are among the most stressful health care procedures... especially for people on the autism spectrum. Because the OB/GYN environment is not often "ASD-friendly", these individuals may avoid these visits altogether. This is unfortunate considering OB/GYN visits are essential in ensuring a person's sexual and physical reproductive health. But little changes in your environment and your interactions can make a world of a difference. If you are an OB/GYN and caring for a patient on the autism spectrum, here are 6 things you need to know.
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The Science of Autism and Orgasm

UVAS_ by J.Rio, on FlickrLet’s make one thing clear: people with autism do experience orgasms.  But how different is the orgasm experience for an autistic individual?  Is it more intense?  Is it less intense?  Is it the same? We dive into the topic head-on and address the possible aspects and challenges that are unique to individuals on the autism spectrum.

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Bullying issues exist for LGBT youth with disabilities, too.

Bullying issues exist for LGBT youth with disabilities, too.There has been a rise in media coverage and celebrity campaigns on the serious issue of anti-gay bullying, and the awareness is all worth applauding for.  But what about the individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning and have an ASD or other developmental disability?

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Interview in NBC4 Ohio’s “The Autism Puzzle” Newsletter and possible TV appearance!

I finally received a digital copy of an interview Dave and I did for our friend Simon and the folks over at OCALI for the June 2010 Edition of "The Autism Puzzle", powered by NBC4 (Ohio NBC News affiliate) and the Autism Society of America...

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Are you there, World? It’s me, ASD Female.

Are you there, World? It's me, ASD Female.

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Can individuals with ASDs enjoy spontaneous sex?

According to a number of sex experts, magazine columnists, and the vast majority of the sexually active population, there is a beauty to spontaneity, and claim it is essential to keep sex spontaneous in order to make intimacy more exciting and enjoyable.  Tell that to an autistic individual, or someone who works with or dates an autistic individual, and chances are you’ll get a very different take on the matter.

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Uniting The ASD and LGBT movement

In the LGBT community, there are tremendous resources, support networks, and established organizations which promote advocacy and awareness.  The same goes to the autism community.  But what about the amount of resources, support, and established organizations for autistic individuals in the LGBT community? What about an opportunity to collaborate?

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