Benefits of a Virtual Course
Here's what you'll learn in each module
Module 1 - Getting Back to Basics
This module explores what sexuality and sexual self-advocacy mean. It examines messages that we received growing up about sexuality and how those impact our ability to talk about this topic. We will create positive messages to use in working with people with developmental disabilities.
Module 2 - Sexuality 101
This module gets you up to date on Human Sexual Development and the issues regarding sexuality that people with developmental disabilities face. You will gain a better understanding of how to support people with developmental disabilities in their sexual development.
Module 3 - Barriers to Being Effective
This module examines the barriers we face in communicating about this topic. We will explore our own values and attitudes and how these impact our ability to discuss this sensitive topic.
Module 4 - Answering Questions: Practical Tips and Tools
This module is designed to give you the tools to overcome any barriers you have with addressing this topic. We will explore the different types of questions and effective ways to answer questions.
Module 5 - Responding to Behaviors: Practice, Tips and Tools
This module provides a framework for responding to sexual behaviors. We will explore different scenarios involving sexual behaviors and how you might respond to these behaviors in a effective and positive way.
Module 6 - Working With Parents and Guardians
This module will help you learn ways to build your relationship with parents. We will discuss tips for working with parents and guardians and how to relieve their concerns.
Define sexuality and sexual self-advocacy and create positive messages for people with developmental disabilities
Discuss sexual development and explain issues related to sexuality and developmental disabilities
Recognize and examine how your own values and attitudes impact your ability and effectiveness in teaching this topic
Discuss ways to teach this topic, answer questions, and responding to behaviors
Access tool and strategies to answer questions, respond to behaviors, and address sexuality in an effective way
Identify tools and strategies for working with parents and guardians
Buy it once, get unlimited use. Select the plan for the number of employees in your organization
FAQ - How the Course Works
The answers to commonly asked questions
Who is the course designed for?
This course is designed for direct support staff, or any individuals who work with people with developmental disabilities. It's also good for agency admin, managers, or teachers.
How will I receive the course materials?
Once you purchase the course and create your account and profile, you'll get access to the entire course, all its modules and supporting PDF's. You can log in any time, from any computer that has an internet connection.
Is there a way to prove I took the course so I can get credit from my supervisor?
Yes, there is a Course Assessment document as part of the course. After each module you are asked to fill out the Assessment. When you've completed the course, you can turn it into your supervisor as documentation you successfully completed the course.
Do I need to be in a particular place or time to access the course?
Nope, you can access the course anytime, any where you can connect to the internet.
How much time should I set aside for each module?
Each module takes about 90 minutes to complete.
What's the format of the materials included in the course?
The main content comes from a video which is a narrated power point presentation. During the video, you will be asked to pause the video and do some activities with PDF handouts that you printed or downloaded from the module. There may also be some videos to watch after the module video is complete.
Can I buy with a purchase order and check, rather than on line?
Yes, if your agency or organization requires this type of purchase, email your request to: click here
How many people can use the course?
Anyone in your agency has access to the course. Please do not distribute outside your agency. You can repeat the course over and over.
What happens after I click Buy Now?
After you purchase you will get an email from Katherine McLaughlin with instructions and a link to access the course. When you click the link you will be taken to the site that houses the course (the course portal). First, you set up your account and create a password, build a profile and then you can access all your course content. If you're an agency buying this course for multiple staff to use, you can give the link to access the course with the username and the password you set up to anyone you want in your agency to access the course. It's very quick and easy.