The following are resources developed or sourced and tested through my dissertation work. Although further research is needed to understand the effects of these learning modalities, I hope that they can be of use to sexual health educators, parents, and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the mean time.
This infographic was refined from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and Nationwide Children’s Hospitals resources to improve the overall accessibility for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities specifically.
This video was developed in collaboration with ShopWorks Theater Company to demonstrate the perspectives of women with intellectual and developmental disabilities on parenting and raising families. They each share their unique perspectives, as well as some necessary skills and resources required to be a parent.
This video was developed in collaboration with ShopWorks Theater Company to demonstrate the perspective of an individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities regarding the process of understanding their gender identity and sexual orientation and coming out to family and friends.
These visuals were developed by artist, Richard Neff, and are intended to be an educational tool when discussing anatomy, physiology, puberty, and adolescent development.
Other resources that were sourced for the purposes of this project and found to be accessible include the Sexually Transmitted Infection infographic from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Similarly, Planned Parenthood’s “Different is Normal” video is useful to discuss changes that occur during puberty and review anatomy and physiology in a fun, interactive way. Wellcast also offers multiple fun, interactive videos related to puberty and relationships. Their “How to Ask Your Crush on a Date” was also found to be accessible. And finally the Gender Unicorn was found to be useful to help explain gender identity and sexual orientation. Additional case scenarios were developed after interviewing individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community to be used with the Gender Unicorn. Please contact us if you are interested in accessing and using these case scenarios.
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