The Birds and the Bees: Teaching Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education to Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Curtiss, Sarah L.
This article describes a framework for providing human sexuality instruction to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). There are two main components in this framework: (1) goals for healthy sexual development throughout the lifespan and (2) dimensions of sexuality instruction. For each dimension of instruction, this article will outline specific strategies and resources that can be used by special educations. By following the recommendations in this framework, special educators will be more confident in teaching human sexuality to their students with IDD.
Published Citation: Curtiss, S.L. (2018). The birds and the bees: Teaching comprehensive human sexuality education. Teaching Exceptional Children, 51 (2), 134-143. https://doi.org/10.1177/0040059918794029