Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Matthew Jago School 
99 Glen Cove Avenue
Sewaren, NJ 07077

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POAC Autism Services 

Sexuality & Safety for Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities - What Caregivers Need to Know 

This very important workshop is appropriate for caregivers and educators. It's a frank discussion of sexuality and the challenges experienced by those on the autism spectrum. 

Adolescence can be a difficult time for children and families, and can be especially difficult for children with autism and developmental disabilities and their families. This presentation will provide an overview of the specific challenges present during puberty and adolescence, specifically issues of safety and sexuality. Strategies for increasing independence while remaining safe will be addressed, and the skills needed to protect children from being both victims of sexual abuse and offenders in the criminal justice system. In addition, issues and strategies surrounding healthy sexual expression, modesty, privacy, and boundaries will be discussed. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for Department of Education Professional Development Hours.