Sex Education Resources

Sex Ed Curriculum for Diverse and Marginalized Learners

DISCLAIMER: The following resources is a non-exhaustive list of possible resources to learn more about sexual health and sex education. Engaging with these resources is NOT a substitute for formal consultation or ongoing continuing education in the area of sexual health and sex education. The SIG reminds readers to practice within their scope of competence.

Teaching Resources: 

Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality Curriculum – Planned Parenthood

Our Whole Lives – Sexuality Curriculum and Adaptation for Special Education

Sex Ed Guide – Organization for Autism Research

Circles Curriculum for Social Boundaries

Sex Ed Mart

Books:

Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities

Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality

Boyfriends & Girlfriends: A Guide to Dating for People with Disabilities

The Girls’ Guide to Growing Up: Choices & Changes in the Tween Years

The Boys’ Guide to Growing Up: Choices and Changes During Puberty

PleasureABLE: Sexual device manual for persons with disabilities

Love, Partnership, or Singleton on the Autism Spectrum

The Autism Spectrum Guide to Sexuality and Relationships

The Aspie Girl’s Guide to Being Safe with Men

 Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Long-Term Relationships

Things Tom Likes: A Book About Sexuality and Masturbation for Boys and Young Men with Autism and Related Conditions

Things Ellie Likes: A Book About Sexuality and Masturbation for Girls and Young Women with Autism and Related Conditions

What’s Happening to Tom?: A Book About Puberty for Boys and Young Men with Autism and Related Conditions

What’s Happening to Ellie?: A Book About Puberty for Girls and Young Women with Autism and Related Conditions

Sexuality and Relationship Education for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: A Professional’s Guide to Understanding, Preventing Issues, Supporting Sexuality and Responding to Inappropriate Behaviors

Sexuality Education (Travers)

Sexuality and Severe Autism

Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health: A Curriculum for Teaching Adolescents/Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Challenges

Making Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide To Puberty, Sex And Relationships For People With Asperger’s Syndrome

Just Say Know!: Understanding and Reducing the Risk of Sexual Victimization

(Please note that the majority of these books are written using gendered language and without taking into account Gender and Sexual Minority experiences and may need heavy adaptation to be affirming to your learner)

Internet Resources:

Amaze – Animated Comprehensive and Affirming Sex Ed

Amaze Jr. – Animated and Affirming Sex Ed

Sex Ed for Youth on the Autism Spectrum – Blog and Resource Guide 

Autism Community Training (ACT; British Columbia, Canada) 

Parent and Guardian Resources:

Kids Ask – A Resource to Craft Age Appropriate Values-Led Convos

Sexuality Resource Center for Parents