Enhancing Sexual Awareness in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study Report

Stefanos Plexousakis (University of Crete, Greece), Maria Georgiadi (University of Crete, Greece), Constantinos Halkiopoulos (University of Patras, Greece), Evgenia Gkintoni (University General Hospital, University of Patras, Greece), Elias Kourkoutas (University of Crete, Greece) and Vassiliki Roumeliotou (University of Crete, Greece)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 98
EISBN13: 9781799855224|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2987-4.ch005
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Abstract

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) involves difficulties in communication, relationships, and social interactions. Social deficits, in conjunction with sensory issues, can provoke several difficulties regarding the capacity of a child to be engaged in a relationship. The present study is a case report that outlines the implementation of a sex educational program, aiming at increasing participant awareness and the ability to improve/establish relationships. Findings also revealed the need for early intervention on issues regarding sex education and the involvement of the family of children with ASD.
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