Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Birds and the Bees: Puberty, Hygiene, Safety and Sexuality for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

December 7 - Kalispell 
December 8 - Missoula

Both workshops will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

This presentation covers a much needed and little talked about area for youths with ASD. Youths with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities are twice as likely as their typically developing peers to be victims of physical or sexual abuse. Information regarding puberty, hygiene, and sexuality relates to keeping children with ASD safe. Areas covered can easily become target behaviors, objectives for IEPs, or treatment goals for youth with ASD.

Topics include:

What to Expect (and what you might not expect.)
Clothing Matters
Personal Safety
Rethinking "The Talk"
Teaching Anatomy
and more!

Dr. Natalie Montfort is a clinical psychologist for The Stewart Center at the Westview School in Houston, Texas.

This training is FREE from the OPI Montana Autism Education Project. Six OPI renewal units will be available for this training