Supporting Healthy Personal Relationships for People With IDD
About this Sample Course
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are often left out of conversations about meaningful relationships and healthy sexuality. It is important to recognize that people with IDD are sexual human beings, deserving of safe, meaningful relationships. This course discusses ways in which you as a direct support professional (DSP) can help the individuals you serve learn about healthy relationships, including safe boundaries, healthy sexuality, and exploitation prevention.
In this course, you’ll learn:
The role DSPs play in assisting individuals with IDD as they learn about healthy relationships and sexual health.
Different models for providing education and support to individuals with IDD regarding healthy relationships and sexual health.
Special considerations for teaching about healthy relationships and sexual health.