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Bridging the Gap: Ideas for a More Inclusive Sexuality Education Programme

The question of addressing the need for sexuality education for children and young people in our country is itself intimidating to parents and educators alike. My years of working with children and young people with intellectual or developmental disabilities has made me further question how that schema manages to come together for them, given that some of the basic intellectual, social and emotional capacities that brought it all together for some of us, may be missing or simply different. At the same time, the basic curiosity about sexuality and need for sexual exploration, both at the intra- and interpersonal levels, is intact. How, then, do we attempt to ‘bridge this gap’?

I was recently asked to put down my ideas on creating a more inclusive sexuality education programme. Read my piece on the TARSHI blog here.