I recently finished a feasibility study looking at the need for an independent agency for marketing and providing specialized sexuality education for teens and adults with disabilities. The study had three parts: Research on the need, examination of like organizations (if I could find any), and review of curricula available.
I am going to begin posting the study here and on the main site, in smaller sections.
To begin, here is the easily digestible Table of Contents:
Figure 1: Rates of Sexual Abuse and Assault in the Typical and Disabled Communities
Figure 2: Additional Assault Statistics, Typical and Disabled Community
Figure 3: Who is Committing Assaults in the Disabled Community
Figure 4: Prevalence of STIs in the US
Review of select curricula:
F.L.A.S.H. (Seattle/King County School District)
Sexuality and Disability: A guide for parents (Alberta Health Services)
Asperger’s Syndrome and Sexuality by Isabelle Hénault
Sexuality Education for Children and Adolescents with DD (Florida DD Council, Inc.)
Appendix A: Slideshow explaining ways to combat the systemic problems in Sexuality and Disability Services, from UWW340, Experiential Reflections of Organizations
Appendix B: Strategic Plan for the Be Frank Educational Collaborative, from Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations
And the Source List:
Alberta Health Services. (2009). Sexuality and Disability: A Guide for Parents. Alberta, CA: Alberta Health Service.
Brunnberg, E. (2009). Sexuality of 15/16-Year-Old Girls and Boys With or Without Modest Disabilities. Sexuality and Disability, 139-153.
Canfield, E. excerpted from Planned Parenthood of Indiana. http://www.ppin.org/sex-and-swimming.aspx. Accessed 11/20/11
Davies, D. (2000). Sex and Relationship Facilitation Project for People with Disabilities. Sexuality and Disability, 187-194.
Disabled Persons Protection Commission. (2011). Prevalence of Violence. Accessed 10/15/11: http://www.mass.gov/dppc/abuse-recognize/prevalence-of-violence.html.
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. . (2005). Sexuality Education for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. .
Hénault, I. (2005). Asperger’s Syndrome and Sexuality. Jessica Kingsley Pub.
National Center for Domestic and Sexual Violence. (n.d.). Sexual Assault Statistics. Accessed 10/15/11: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/SexualAssaultStatistics.pdf.
Outsiders. (2010). Annual Report, 2009-2010. London, UK. http://www.outsiders.org.uk/files/AnnualReports/2009_2010/Annual%20Report%202009-2010.pdf. Accessed 12/2/11
Seattle and King County. (2011). Family Life and Sexual Health. Seattle, WA: Seattle and King County School District. http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/flash.aspx. Accessed 9/14/11
Trenholm, C., Devaney, B., & Fortson, K. (2007). Impacts of Four Title V, Section 510 Abstinence Education Programs Final Report. Princeton, NJ: MathematicaPolicy Research Inc.
Vita Community Living Services. (2011). Annual Report. Toronto, Ontario, CA: VitaCLS. http://vitacls.org/vita/pdf/AnnualReport2010-2011.pdf. Accessed 11/25/11.
Wisconsin Caregiver Abuse and Neglect Prevention Project. (2008). Sexual Assault Statiscs for Older Adults and People with Disabilities. Oshkosh, WI: University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.
Employee quantity obtained from MA State Payroll Information: http://www.masslive.com/database/statepayroll/?appSession=272543102601067&RecordID=&PageID=2&PrevPageID=2&cpipage=1&CPIsortType=asc&CPIorderby=Annual_Rate . Accessed 11/15/11.
Quality & Risk Management Brief, Issue#4: Supporting Healthy Sexuality. May 2011. Retrieved from: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dmr/qa-qina-brief-healthy-sexuality.pdf. Accessed 10/26.11