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Sexuality & children with a disability

Children with an physical or intellectual disability need sex education too. They go through the exact same developmental stages as any other children and have feelings of sexual attraction like anyone else.

Often they are more vulnerable to being taken advantage of sexually. Information about sex and sexuality needs to be made available to children with disabilities in a way they can understand.

If you are caring for a teenager with a disability talk to your care team. You can seek help from disability services in your area. They may have special resources, groups, or programs about sexuality that will be helpful.

Resources at these links might be helpful:

Physical disability and sexuality

Fact Sheets for people with intellectual disability and the people who support them

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