Ethical Considerations in Providing Sexuality Education to People With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Peggy J. Schaefer Whitby (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 15
EISBN13: 9781799855187|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2987-4.ch001
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Sexuality education is a sensitive topic as the norms surrounding sexuality education differ across cultures. It is even more sensitive when providing education to people with disabilities as society may have misperceptions regarding sexuality for people with disabilities. The social communication deficits for people with ASD make sexuality education for this population even more complex. Given complexity, there are some considerations that parents, teachers, and therapists need to keep in mind when teaching sexuality education to students who have ASD. A brief overview of sexuality education and discussion on ethical considerations is provided.
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