Have you seen the Netflix docuseries Love on the Spectrum yet? If not, you should because it’s giving our society a glimpse into how adolescents and young adults are navigating dating and relationships as an individual on the autism spectrum. Our Healthy Relationships Curriculum offers educators with a robust program that provides them with the skills and tools they need to address topics like interpersonal interactions, dating, relationships, and sex education with their students.
As an educator, you understand that addressing these topics with your students who may have varying needs can be difficult. Not only do they process things differently, but these topics also have the potential to make them (and you) uncomfortable. At the core, these issues personal and they are a part of the fabric of who we are and how we interact with one another. You need to be able to explain and teach these issues in a way that your students can understand.
Often, students with various needs are not taught these topics in a manner that they can understand and relate to. It’s important for them to learn how to date, what appropriate personal boundaries are, and what sex is. It would be naïve for all of us to think that students are not thinking about these things. Just because they may have varying needs, does not make them any less interested in all the aspects of being a teenager.
That’s why our Healthy Relationships Curriculum specifically addresses these issues head-on. We know that you want to be able to have appropriate and direct conversations with your students. We have designed lesson plans that provide you will the tools and resources you need to be successful in teaching these issues.