Everyone deserves the opportunity to build relationships and explore their own sexuality and gender. At the Healthy Sexuality Project, we aim to support Pennsylvanians with intellectual and developmental disabilities and Autism by increasing access to quality information and resources on healthy relationships, sexuality, gender, and sexual health.

We uplift the experiences, voices, and expertise of self-advocates. We believe sexuality education is critical to increasing safety, connection, and the ability to thrive in relationships and communities. We also provide support to caretakers, family members, and providers by disseminating tools and resources, tailored trainings, and hosting provider network gatherings to share information and strengthen services across Pennsylvania.

Future Trainings

We are working hard to develop trainings for self-advocates, family members, caretakers and providers on the following topics:

  • Building healthy relationships
  • Consent, boundaries, and communication
  • Gender and sexuality  
  • Sexual health

Sex Ed for People With I/DD:
Healthy Relationships

Video credit: "Sex Ed for People with Disabilities: Introduction" by National Council on Independent Living.

Past Trainings

Let's Talk About Sex: AAC and Me - A series of virtual learning sessions was held on Zoom for users of Augmentative and Alternative Communication in 2021.

More Information

For more information about the Healthy Sexuality Project at the Institute on Disabilities or to inquire about training and resources, please contact: nova.mcgiffert@temple.edu.