We’re all sexual beings. And that includes people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Despite this fact, youth with disabilities often don’t have access to sexual health education.
Everyone has a part to play in providing sexual health education to youth with disabilities, including:
- Parents and guardians
- Support service providers and coordinators
- Healthcare providers
Sexual Health Guidelines
These guidelines look at different ways support people can provide sexual health education to young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
About the SHEIDD Project
The Sexual Health Equity for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (SHEIDD) project works to promote comprehensive sexual health education for youth with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
To learn more about their sexual health needs, we asked youth what help they needed. We also asked people involved in their lives what support they need to provide sexual health education.
We used this input to develop guidelines for providing sexual health education to youth with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Youth Sexual Health Equity Program