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Autism: Let's Talk About Sex: Healthy Relationships & Sexual Health

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Two part workshop on sexual health and relationships for parents and carers caring for autistic children, including learning disabilities.

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LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX FACILITATED BY CORRIE MCLEAN CO FOUNDER/DIRECTOR - THREE SISTERS CONSULTANCY

Due to lack of specialists provision, support, advice and guidance for young people during lockdown. We had increase of concern from parents, carers and professionals seeking for advice around sexual health, relationship, puberty and gender. We hope these sessions will provide the support you need in the pandemic.

June 15th (young people): Autistic ladies and theydies: why do I feel different? - POSTPONED NEW DATE SEPTEMBER - tbc

*PARENT/CARER NEED TO ATTEND PART 1 FOR THEIR CHILD TO ATTEND PART TWO*

21st June (Parents, carers and practitioners) :

Part 1: A gentle introduction to relationships and sexual health for parents and carers caring for a child with autism and/or learning disabilities

includes extended recommended further resources

A gentle introduction to sexual health, this relaxed, informal session focuses on the importance of acknowledging a child/young person’s sexuality as part of their identity, as well as helping to protect them against vulnerabilities.

Topics include:

• Importance of talking about relationships and sexual health

• Human rights and vulnerabilities

• The natural progression of sexuality

• Discussing key topics that might come up, with some practical tips.

• Open and honest Q&A

• Information from session sent to parents by email

*Trigger warning this session will discuss statistic around child sexual abuse*

This session is delivered by Corrie, who delivers relationship, sexual health and parenthood sessions to young people, parents, carers and professionals. Corrie is a carer herself and is neurodiverse. They understand how awkward this topic can be, and this session gives parents and carers a safe space to discuss any worries or concerns they have.

The session is very informal, relaxed, and an opportunity to connect with other parents and carers who are also supporting their children through a difficult stage in their lives.

*We are delivering a session directly to young people. If you would like your child to attend, you must attend this session. This ensures that you have the tools and confidence to support them as they learn more about their changing bodies.*

23 July (young people):

Part 2: Puberty and growing up – what’s happening to my body?

*ALL ATTENDEES MUST HAVE HAD A PARENT/CARER ATTEND PART 1*

Age range: 11-18

Growing up can be really hard! Corrie talks to young people all over the UK about growing up, and especially likes to support people who have find this time a little bit confusing. Corrie is neurodiverse and knows how confusing all the information can be about growing up and puberty.

In this session we will talk about:

- What is puberty and how does it change my body?

- Talk about topics like growing up, periods and changes in our emotions

- Have an open conversation about how difficult it can be go through puberty

The webinar is on July 23rd and will use Zoom. You don't have to have your camera on or talk if you don't want to.

If you want to go to this session, make sure a family member or carer attends the parent and carer session on June 15th

Letter for young people

Hello!

My name is Corrie and I work with young people across the UK. I know that sometimes learning about growing up and puberty can be difficult!

In this 2 hour session we will learn some interesting facts, have a chat, and do some activities to help us understand our bodies a little bit better. We will be talking about subjects like changing bodies, periods, consent and relationships.

The webinar is on July 23rd and will use Zoom. You don't have to have your camera on or talk if you don't want to. If you want to go to this session, make sure a family member or carer attends the parent and carer session on June 15th

If you would like to attend, please get in touch with online@a2ndvoice.com

Really looking forward to meet you

Corrie

Supported by Autism Thrive Services.


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A2ndvoice became CIC in August 2018.  We began as a voluntary group in May 2012. 
 
The group was formed to help other parents/carers and also professionals meet together to bridge the gap in helping those on the Autistic Spectrum and other related conditions. The group also welcomes others with special needs as many of the parents children/adults have dual conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, OCD, Hearing Impairment and other conditions. 
 
We run workshops with guest speakers that specialise in caring and working with those on the Autistic Spectrum. There are many challenges that we face from day to day and not knowing what to do.
 
Our aim is to run workshops that will cater for families in making the right choices or seeking for support and caring for their child, teenager, young person to adults.
 
Workshops focus on puberty and sexuality, challenging behaviour, inappropriate sexualised behaviour, sleeping issues, street safety and social media influences, Girls and Women on the Spectrum - hosted by Autistic Women and targetting the BAME Communities and Faith Groups.
 
We signpost and also attend other social groups, workshops and forums across London in making a difference within the autistic and special needs community as not everyone is getting the right message out to the relevant sources.
 
Best way in bridging the gap amongst the community is breaking the barriers and taboos. Signposting and sharing information.
 
Useful links:
 

Lambeth Autism Group
 
 
To join our mailing list email: info@a2ndvoice.com
 
 
 

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