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Exploring Sexuality And Relationships Workshop

April 23, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

If you are a parent or caregiver of an adolescent or adult with Aspergers, and you have struggled with providing information about sex and relationships, please join us for a free workshop that will address this topic. It is essential that information about sexuality and relationship development/maintenance is given and that it is developmentally appropriate. If this has not been addressed to date, it is key to start now. The good news is that you do not have to do it alone.

Areas that will be covered in the workshop include:

  • Developmentally and age appropriate teaching of sexuality concepts
  • Behavioural responses to inappropriate sexual behaviour
  • Parameters of relationships
  • Potential legal concerns regarding sexuality and relationships

Workshop Speakers:

Shelley Booker, M.S., R.SLP, CCC-SLP

Treena Gower Foster, B.A., Pursuits/Recruits Program Manager, completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1997 at the University of Alberta.  She has been employed by Society for Treatment of Autism in Calgary since 1998, and has worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) ranging in age from two to eighteen.  While she previously held the positions of Behaviour Therapist in the Residential Program and Behavioural Consultant, she is currently in the role of Coordinator of the Pursuits Program.  Within this position, she is responsible for developing a variety of programs targeting the teenage and adult ASD population.  Her special areas of interest include sexuality, employment expansion and community involvement for individuals within the autism spectrum.

Details

Date:
April 23, 2015
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

The Ability Hub
Suite #300 3820 – 24th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B 2X9 Canada
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Phone:
(403) 210-5000