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Autism and Sexuality

Title of Event: Autism and Sexuality
Description of Event:
Autism is a neurodevelopmental diagnosis associated with differences in communication, cognition, and social behavior. All of these dimensions influence the experience of one’s sexuality. Autism is highly heterogeneous and the full continuum of human sexual and gender expression are seen in this population.
Participants will learn techniques to address common concerns related to sex and intimacy that autistic adults bring to therapy, with modifications and approaches that are customized to autistic needs. We will discuss methods to assess comfort with discussing sexual topics; managing sensory sensitivities; negotiating frequency and types of sexual activity with partners; and supporting clients as they explore and develop sexual confidence.
Date of Event: July 26, 2024 (plus asynchronous from August 1, 2024)
Time of Event: 9am-11amPT/ 11am-1pm CT/ 12pm-2pm ET
Location: Online Synchronous and Online Asynchronous 
Presenter/Speaker: Kate McNulty, LCSW
Company/Organization Sponsor: The Chicago School- Office of Continuing Education
Contact Name: Chris Whitt
AASECT Approved CEs: 2.0