Autism and Sexual Health: Access, Education, and Intervention

Free event

June 4, 2021

9:30 a.m.to 2:45 p.m. Pacific Time

Web Streaming Only

Presented by Landa Fox, MA, BCBA, Certified Sexual Health Educator

This full day presentation will cover a broad range of topics in the area of sexual health and the various ways this intersects with supporting autistic individuals.

About the Event

In this presentation participants will complete the following:

  • Exploration of developmental norms for sexual behaviors and knowledge.
  • Identification of different knowledge and skills that may need to be explicitly taught to autistic learners. This will include a review of some possible teaching procedures for important concepts such as naming body parts, teaching changes in puberty, and teaching a variety of concepts central to consent.
  • An overview of approaches for assessment and treatment of inappropriate sexual behaviors. This will include reviewing approaches to decrease inappropriate sexual behavior and increase appropriate sexual behavior.
  • Discussion of the important intersection of neurodiversity and gender-diversity and how to support people who are LGBTQIA+

About the Presenter

Landa Fox, MA, BCBA, Certified Sexual Health Educator

Landa Fox (she/her) is a BCBA and Certified Sexual Health Educator living and working in Lkwungen territory/Victoria British Columbia. She has worked in the field of autism support since 2003. Currently, her work focuses on sexual health and relationship education for those with unique learning needs. She works with individuals, families, schools, and community organizations.

Her work often centers around creating and modifying existing sexual health and relationship education to be meaningful to those it is being presented to. She also works to create behavior support plans to address inappropriate sexual/sexualized behaviors. She trains parent, teachers, staff, and communities about sexual health development focusing on making sexual health education inclusive and accessible to all.

Her areas of special interest within the area of sexual health education include how to promote a culture of consent and body autonomy within autism intervention; creating inclusive, accurate, and accessible sexual health education that focuses on individual rights; and advocating for access to sexuality and sexual health for everyone.

Cost/Fund/Bursaries

This free event has been made possible with support from the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders [POPARD] and our generous individual donors - as little as $10 a month is a great help. Donate so ACT can continue free events for all.

Registration closes Monday, May 31st at 4pm Pacific time

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Level Introductory

For Parents and Caregivers, Community Professionals

Approach Positive Behavior Support

Autism-Specific? No

Start date: June 4, 2021

Start time: 09:30 a.m. PDT

End time: 02:45 p.m. PDT

Event Schedule

9:30 am - 10:30 am Session 1

10:30 pm - 10:45 am Break

10:45 am - 11:45 am Session 2

11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Session 3

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Session 4

Note: All times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST), UTC -8.