The parents of people with disabilities often struggle to understand their role in supporting their child’s expression of sexuality. This session is designed for parents who want to improve their capacity to support their son or daughter. Participants will examine barriers to talking about sexuality and acquire practical skills in communicating about sexuality.

Most people find it embarrassing to talk about sex with your parents. Many parents probably didn’t talk to their own folks about sexuality so it is hard for them to talk to their kids. But when we don’t get our questions answered it feels like we are getting brushed aside. Parents need to know we are going to talk to someone we feel comfortable opening up to – about sex but also about things like abuse. This session gives parents an opportunity to ask questions to peer sexuality educators. During this session we provide insights into myths about people with disabilities and sexuality and disprove them.

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