Masturbation, Autism and Learning Disabilities

Masturbation, Autism and Learning Disabilities

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Training for professionals who work with autistic people and/or people with learning disabilities who wish to support masturbation.

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A one day course exploring how we can support young people and adults with learning disabilities to masturbate appropriately and effectively if they so choose.

Mel Gadd, the lead trainer, is author of 'Masturbation, Autism and Learning Disabilities. A Practical Guide for Parents and Professionals'.

By the end of the training participants will have:

  • Knowledge of the current law and good practice responses surrounding intimate self-touch and masturbation
  • Explored a range of attitudes and values around masturbation
  • Knowledge of how to respond when clients want to masturbate both publicly and privately
  • Explored ways in which they can support clients to masturbate appropriately and effectively
  • Explored resources re masturbation that can support work with people who have learning disabilities

Quotes from previous course participants:

The Trainers provided a very comfortable way of learning around a sensitive subject that people find very difficult to talk about normally

Excellent training - really pleased I attended

A very useful course for those working with sexualised behaviour or Learning Disability

The training will be delivered online via Zoom. If you book on this training it is your responsibility to ensure you can use the Zoom platform.

We can invoice you if you prefer, if so please contact us directly to book : mel@sexeducationcompany.org

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