Cases on Teaching Sexuality Education to Individuals With Autism, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1799829898
  • ISBN-13: 9781799829898
  • DDC: 616.85
  • 289 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released July 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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There are several reasons for providing sexuality education to individuals with autism including supporting healthy development and preventing undesirable outcomes. Supporting healthy development is predicated on notions that humans are inherently sexual beings and that knowledge about sexual development can empower the individual and contribute to more satisfying outcomes. Individuals with autism are at risk for poor outcomes in each of these areas, and specialized sexuality education may help reduce this risk. Ultimately, providing sexuality education to individuals with autism should lead to tangible, observable, and valuable outcomes that improve quality of life. However, many families, teachers, and therapists struggle with how to teach sexuality education to people with autism. Cases on Teaching Sexuality Education to Individuals with Autism is a critical scholarly resource that provides real case studies that show teachers, behavior analysts, and other stakeholders how to address sexuality education and problem behaviors using evidence-based practices. The case studies detail how teachers and therapists make treatment decisions, include family values and cultural beliefs in treatment, and use data to drive treatment decisions. Featuring a wide range of topics such as developmental disabilities, psychosexual development, and special education, this book is ideal for teachers, parents, therapists, behavior analysts, educational professionals, academicians, administrators, curriculum developers, researchers, and students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Ethical Considerations in Providing Sexuality Education to People With Autism Spectrum Disorder.
2: Teaching Menstrual Care to a Student With Autism Spectrum Disorder in a School Setting.
3: Enhancing Pro-Social Desired Behaviors to Reduce At Risk Sexual Behaviors in Community Settings.
4: Teaching Individualized Sexuality Education to a Young Boy With Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Least Restrictive Environment: A Case Study.
5: Enhancing Sexual Awareness in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study Report.
6: ASD Into Adulthood: Managing Challenging Sexual Behaviors.
7: Addressing the Psychosexual Development of Teenagers on the Autism Spectrum Using the Tackling Teenage Training Program.
8: Autism Spectrum Disorders and Sexual and Gender Expansive Identities: Correlations and Treatment Considerations.
9: Sex Offending Behaviors and Adults: A Look at Prevention and Intervention.
10: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Sexual Offenders With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Case Study.
11: Mark's Story.
12: Cautionary Vignettes.
13: Family Perspectives: Listening and Learning From Two Moms.
14: Recommendations for Implementing Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Students With Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.