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Friday, September 30, 2016

Webinar - The Friendships & Dating Program: A Curriculum for Supporting the Relationships and Sexuality of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Webinar Description:
Training and support of professionals, direct care providers, and parents is needed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to enact their rights to sexual health and sexuality. This webinar will examine an evidence-based curricular intervention, the Friendships & Dating Program (FDP) from the Alaska UCEDD. Friendships & Dating is designed to teach social skills necessary to develop healthy, meaningful relationships, and to prevent violence in relationships for individuals with I/DD. This webinar will present and illustrate information on curricular components, program delivery, and outcomes of the Friendships & Dating Program.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss the role of community service providers in the development of healthy relationships for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 
  • Describe the components of an evidence-based approach to teach social skills related to developing relationships.