Friday, January 10, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Georgian Court University 
517 Ninth Street
Lakewood, NJ 08701

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POAC Autism Services 
POAC Autism Services 

Implementing Sexuality Education for Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities 


Up until recently, sexuality education for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities was rarely discussed or addressed. POAC began doing workshops and conferences on this very important topic several years ago. As a result, there is much more awareness and discussion now. This full day conference will address what to do next, from curricula to family involvement and more. The following will be addressed:

  • Review of appropriate curriculum for all grades and abilities and how to implement in your program
  • How to determine developmental readiness for teaching regardless of age
  • How to glean materials from curriculum that can be used for educational programming
  • Addressing fetish issues
  • Troubleshooting existing behaviors and inappropriate techniques or strategies that may already be in place
  • Determining appropriate IEP goals and objectives for addressing sexuality
  • Addressing the role of the family and cultural differences

This conference will provide opportunity for hands on practice for implementing curricula. 4 Type II BACB credits are available for purchase for those attending the full workshop. NJ Department of Education CEUs will be included for all. Lunch and a light breakfast are also included.

Registration Fee: 

 Current POAC Members          $40

Non POAC Members                $70 

BACB CEUs are available for full day attendance only. Fee for these credits is in addition to the above registration fee.       

4 BACB credits                         $40

Purchase orders will be accepted with a valid purchase order number and must be received by December 20, 2019. No refunds will be given after December 20, 2019. 


About the Presenter:

Dr. Bobbie Gallagher, BCBA-D

Autism Center for Educational Services (“ACES”)

Dr. Gallagher is a BCBA-D with her PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP).   She is Director of Clinical Training for the Online ABA Program at TCSPP and the owner of ACES.  She is the author of “A Brick Wall: How a Boy with No Words Spoke to the World.” For more than 20 years Dr. Gallagher has worked in the field of ABA, speaking nationally to educate others on the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder, and for the last six years with a focus in the area of sexuality. She completed a three hour online training program for the Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training to assist in training teachers across the state of Texas on the sexual education needs of those with autism. As an invited speaker, Dr. Gallagher provided a workshop to the New Jersey Probation Officers. She completed her certification courses at the Florida Institute of Technology, holds a Master’s in Special Education from New Jersey City University, and a BA in Communication Studies from Monmouth University. She is the mother of three and currently resides at the Jersey Shore with her husband and two adult children with autism.