Say Hello to Whole Selves: The Future of Sexual Education

Whole Selves is an evidence-informed, healthy relationships curriculum, designed for individuals with autism and those with intellectual disabilities. This ground-breaking, positive approach to relationships and sexuality teaches the building blocks of self-determination, consent, boundaries, sexual safety and the positive experience of intimacy.

The creators of Whole Selves, Maggie Rice and Brian Melanson, will present the Whole Selves curriculum at the 30th Annual Autism Connections Autism Conference on April 29, 2021. The conference will take place on virtual platform SOCIO and will include agency and education professionals, families, individuals with autism, and exhibitors. The conference will feature 16+ breakout sessions as well as two keynote speakers; educator, writer, and global advocate Morénike Giwa Onaiwu; and Stacey Gordon, an American puppeteer who is best known for portraying Julia, a four-year-old female Muppet with autism on Sesame Street. We hope to see you for a day of education, inspiration, and connection! You can register for the conference here: https://autismconnectionsma.org/en/news-and-events/autism-conference/.

Whole Selves will also be leading a Puberty Clinic for ages 10-14, beginning on Saturday, April 10th and running for the next three Saturdays, from 10:00 am to 11:45 am, via Zoom. There will be a Parent Information Session on April 6, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Space in the clinic is limited to ten students so make sure to sign up soon! The clinic cost is $100 for Whole Children spring session members and $350 for non-members. There may be an additional fee for materials. To register for the clinic, please email Tracy Romeo at: (Tracy.Romeo@pathlightgroup.org).

To learn more about Whole Selves, email Maggie.Rice@pathlightgroup.org or visit www. wholeselves.org.

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