Birds and the Bees Training Flyer

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Birds and the Bees Training Flyer

  1. 1. The Birds and the Bees: Teaching human sexuality to people with ASD and other developmental disabilities Who Should Attend? Therapists, Social Workers, School Staff, Adult Service Providers, Parents Friday, March 16th, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Autism Program Service Center – Rockford, a program of Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago 1601 Parkview Ave. Rockford, IL 61107This workshop is designed to help educators feel more comfortable in teaching sexuality to individualswith intellectual and developmental disabilities. • introduce comprehensive sexuality education including topics especially important when teaching individuals with special needs • help instructors feel comfortable talking and teaching about sexuality • provide practical information, resources and materialsThe style of the workshop is interactive and experiential. Participants should come prepared to discussand challenge their own ideas about sexuality education as well as give feedback to the group fromtheir own experience as an educator. Additionally, there is time to brainstorm solutions for teachingchallenging sexuality topics and answering difficult questions. This workshop is a good introduction forsexuality educators of all levels. Speaker: Sarah Curtiss Sarah Curtiss is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Illinois in Human Development and Family Studies. Prior to her doctoral program, Sarah worked at Developmental Services Center for 6 years where she provided individual sexuality education, trained sexuality educators, chaired the sexuality resource committee and consulted on the special needs of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in regards to sexuality. Sarah received training in sexuality education for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities from the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.Fee: $ 20.00 – includes lunch - 5 CEU’s provided through ISBE and TECC for LCSW, LCPC $20 extra for CEUs for LCSW, LCPC Payable the day of workshop to TECCFor registration information: Please email ldavie@eastersealschicago.org Or Phone:815-395-5566 Registration deadline is March 12, 2012.Consumer stipends are available for self-advocates, parents/guardians and family members ofa person with an intellectual / developmental disabilities through funding from the IllinoisCouncil on Developmental Disabilities by contacting The Arc of Illinois at thearcofil.org or 815-464-1832.

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