About this Webinar
This webinar is eligible for 1 General CE.
Sexuality & the Spectrum: Lessons on ABA, Dating, and Love, Autism‑Style
Individuals on the autism spectrum are sexual beings and there is opportunity in the ABA field for helping autistic people learn skills related to dating and sexuality. This session, which features a woman on the autism spectrum sharing her firsthand perspective, will discuss how BCBAs can focus on teaching dating skills in their professional practice and the potential challenges involved with teaching these skills. Strategies and resources will also be offered to help professionals and parents begin conversations about relationships and sexuality with their children and clients.
At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- List the misconceptions around autism, sexuality, and ABA, and the potential serious consequences of not teaching dating and sexuality skills
- Understand the potential for using ABA to teach dating and relationship skills to individuals on the spectrum and the challenges involved in teaching these skills
- Apply specific strategies when opening a dialogue about sexuality and dating with their children and clients