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.
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
For Parents and Caregivers, Community Professionals
Approach Positive Behavior Support
Start date: June 4, 2021
Start time: 09:30 a.m. PDT
End time: 02:45 p.m. PDT
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 4Note: All times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST), UTC -8.