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Decreasing Vulnerability through Sexuality Education for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Center on Transition Innovations

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 For most people, intimate relationships are a key element in living their most fulfilled lives. Individuals with disabilities are no exception to this rule. They desire intimacy and have the same rights to sexual expression as people without disabilities. People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) can face some challenges as they navigate this important territory but, with comprehensive education about sexual relationships, contraception, and protection, these barriers can be effectively addressed.