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NCIL Introduces “Sex Ed for Individuals with I/DD”

The National Council on Independent Living’s new project helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) learn about sex.

Some of the things we talk about in this project are:

  • What sex is
  • What gender is
  • What a healthy relationship looks like
  • How someone can get pregnant
  • How to protect yourself against sexually transmitted diseases and infections

This project has two parts.

You can read the guide before or after you watch the videos.

The videos and the guide both have the same information. Some people might find it easier to watch the videos. Some people might find it easier to read the guide. Some people might want to do both.

This project is important because people with I/DD can use the videos and guide by themselves. You can ask someone to help you if you want. But the videos and guide were made for people with I/DD to use even if they don’t have someone to help them. If you work at a Center for Independent Living, you can use this project with your consumers with I/DD.

There are ten videos. You can watch the videos in any order you want. After you’ve watched the videos you can:

NCIL wants to thank:

  • The WITH Foundation, for giving us the money to make this project
  • Rooted In Rights for making the videos
  • All the other people who helped us with this project

If you want to learn more about this project, you can:

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