Sex and Relationships Education for Young People and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism provides practical guidance for professionals, parents and carers on how to deliver and adapt sex and relationships education for people with co-occurring intellectual disabilities and autism. People with autism have specific characteristics which can make interpersonal relationships challenging. When this is combined with intellectual disabilities it can make responding to these challenges even more difficult. Furthermore, while positive experiences can significantly enhance quality of life, negative experiences can be life damaging.
Drawing on the extensive experience of practitioners working in this area, as well as the authors' own clinical and educational expertise, Sex and Relationships Education for Young People and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism provides all the resources and guidance needed to provide education tailored to support young people and adults to manage intimate relationships, acknowledging the characteristics of each condition and how the two interact. The contents cover adaptations of formal interventions, as well as informal education and discussions about sex and relationships, supplemented by case studies, session plans, online worksheets and resource lists.