Real Talk: Improving Disability Access and Inclusion Among Sexual Health Providers

Real Talk - #SexandDisability Youth share truth about sex, disability & consent to create more empowering and culturally competent sexual health care experiencesA National Teleconference & Webinar

October 28, 2015; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern

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People with disabilities are denied equal access to conversations, resources, health care, autonomy, and lived experiences relating to sexuality, sexual health, and relationships. Ableism has allowed sexual health providers, educators, parents, and others to desexualize people with disabilities – especially young people with disabilities, people with disabilities who are also LGBTQ+ or of color.

Join us on October 28 to change that reality.

Since January, Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) have operated Real Talk: Conversations and resources about sexuality for young people with disabilities and sexual health providers. Supported by a grant from the HSC Foundation, Real Talk has provided the space for young people with disabilities to create tips and resources for sexual health providers and other professionals on how they can provide inclusive, culturally-appropriate, accessible education and resources to people with disabilities.

Real Talk began with a series of dialogues with young people with disabilities about their experiences with sexual health providers. These dialogues culminated in the creation of a guide for sexual and reproductive health providers about inclusion and accommodations when working with this people with all types of disabilities. Register today to learn simple ways sexual and reproductive health providers can better serve young people with disabilities.

Target Audience: This training is intended for sexual health providers, general practitioners, educators, parents, and others that work with young people with disabilities. This presentation is also likely to benefit young people with disabilities interested in understanding their rights and educating sexual health providers to be more inclusive and accessible.