Exceptional Opportunities for People with Developmental Disabilities & Differences
(Meeting was held virtually on November 15, 2022)
How to Approach the Discussion of Human Sexuality
With Adolescents and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Dr. Amor Kok, Ed.D, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor
& Jenny Bellamy, Project SEARCH Instructor ECS Fayette County
For people with developmental disabilities, there are many obstacles to understanding healthy sexuality. Preparing these individuals for adulthood can be a daunting task for parents and educators. Often the desire to keep our children safe leads us to believe that by keeping them in the dark eliminates risks. Understanding human sexuality has many benefits which include improved social skills, independence, and positive changes in behavior.
Discussing this subject can make parents and educators uncomfortable. Many caregivers struggle to find ways to present this information in a manner that people with special needs can understand. Dr. Amor Kok, a Licensed Professional Counselor is well versed in methods and strategies to use in providing information that results in understanding this as part of human life and not regarded as a “problem”. Jenny Bellamy is the Project SEARCH Instructor for the public school system at Fayette Piedmont Hospital.
This meeting will be important for parents of children in middle school, high school and older. This meeting is intended for caregivers and educators, not your loved ones with disabilities. Depending on input at the conclusion of this meeting, we may schedule an informational session on another evening directed toward
the kids, rather than parents.
These meetings are provided free of charge to the public to educate and encourage families and advocates. By joining ExOps, your support keeps you informed on events like this and helps support our mission in the community.
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