Resources

 

Prevention

Stop It Now!

www.stopitnow.org

Provides collaboration services for parents, caregivers and people who work with children to prevent and recognize child abuse. 

 

Sexuality Curricula

 

Advocates for Youth 

www.advocatesforyouth.org

Education and lesson plans, publications, and programs teaching sexuality.  Website provides information for youth, parents and professionals to help youth make informed and responsible decisions regarding youth sexual health.  Advocates for Youth provides resources and curricula recommended for purchase for those who have special needs.  Resources available in Amharic, Chinese, French, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Public Health – Seattle and King County

http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/FLASH.aspx

Special Education FLASH a curriculum in Family Life and Sexual Health for middle and high school students with special needs, contains 28 lessons for self-contained classes, ages 11-21.  FLASH lessons can be downloaded for free. 

 

National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness

www.nationaldb.org

An introduction to teaching sexuality to individuals who are deaf-blind and significantly developmentally delayed, strategies for minimizing the risk of sexual abuse, and additional resources for deaf-blind sex education.

 

Professional Resources

 

PDA Program Development Associates, the Professional’s Choice for Disability and Diversity Resources

www.disabilitytraining.com

PDA specializes in distributing disability DVDs and training curriculum to assist human service and special education professionals providing services to adults, teens and children. Topics benefiting human service providers working with adults in the community include social skills, sexuality, advocacy, mental health, workplace skills, aging and safety.

 

Nora J. Baladerian, Ph.D.

www.norabaladerian.com

Books and/or PDF’s available for download.  Titles include: SURVIVOR: A Sexual Assault Guidebook for Victims with Developmental Disabilities; FACTS: Forensic Assessment of Consent to Sex; Interviewing Skills to Use with Abuse Victims with Developmental Disabilities; English edition: "The Rules of Sex: For Those Who Have Never Been Told"; Spanish edition: "The Rules of Sex: For Those Who Have Never Been Told"

 

Beach Center on Disability

http://www.beachcenter.org/families/family_research_toolkit.aspx?JScript=1

Beach Center Family Research Toolkit contains scales, surveys, checklists, and conversation guides, tools available free of charge via request.

 

Parent and Professional Advocacy

 

Partners in Policy Making

http://mn.gov/mnddc/pipm/

Twenty five years ago, the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities created a ground-breaking, innovative training program called Partners in Policymaking® to teach parents and self-advocates the power of advocacy to change the way people with disabilities are supported, viewed, taught, live and work. During the past two decades, important issues have been confronted and dramatic changes have been made.

 

The Arc of Bismarck

http://www.arcofbismarck.org/

The Arc of Bismarck offers a variety of services to individuals with disabilities, their families and the public.  Programs and services benefit communities across North Dakota not only by increasing overall  disability awareness, but also because these services and supports combine elements of education and advocacy to empower individuals with disabilities to learn and grow individually, all while promoting inclusion in the community.

 

Available Services: Information and Referral, Individual and Systems Advocacy, Legislative Advocacy.

 

Available Programs: Community Living Program, Partners in Policymaking, American People Self-Advocacy Association, Community Education Workshops.

 

                Nation Wide http://www.thearc.org/

 

Professional Education

Safe Place Ending Sexual and Domestic Violence

www.safeplace.org

In an effort to share best practices, has developed Manuals, Curricula & Videos to share techniques for starting discussions and exploration about the dynamics of sexual and domestic violence as it relates to service providers, specific populations and the community at large.

 

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

www.aaidd.org

Promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

E-Learning and Continuing Professional Education

 

General Resources:

Disability Resources on the Internet

www.disabilityresources.org
A guide to disability resources on the Internet, organized by site popularity, alphabet, type of disability and state.

 

Diverse City Press Diverse City Press

www.diverse-city.com

A small publishing company which aims to provide educational materials for people with disabilities and their care providers. The company is informed by the disability rights movement, and is closely linked with organizations and individuals fighting for the rights of all people with disabilities to take control of their own lives and control their own fate.

 

Communication Devices

 

Boardmaker (and the Sexuality PCS Library) is available from:

Mayer-Johnson Inc.

P.O. Box 1579

Solana Beach, CA 92075-7579

www.mayer-johnson.com