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Sexuality & Sexuality Instruction with Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders 

1 hours, 35 minutes
2.0 BACB
Peter Gerhardt, EdD

 … but to have serious, open, honest discussion about human sexuality, it’s something most of us would rather not do.

Peter F. Gerhardt, EdD


As behavior analysts and practitioners, our job is to focus on the behaviors of our clients and to teach them a repertoire that promotes self-reliance and safety. However, when it comes to sexuality, which is just sexual behaviors, it becomes an issue. It is not uncommon to hear individuals joke about sexuality and the topic of sex, but when a serious discussion needs to be made, tension rises. Playing such a large role in the development of our clients, it is essential that we become comfortable with discussing it ourselves. In this course, you will take the first steps in tackling this matter as well as beginning to build up your own repertoire.  

Learning Objectives

What you’ll learn in the course and be able to do afterward 

  1. Identify the importance of addressing sexuality as well as the responsibility of the behavior analyst to address sexual behaviors.  

  1. Describe the three key areas of sexuality as well as proactive behavioral interventions  

  1. Describe the challenges associated with teaching sexual behaviors to those diagnosed with ASD  


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