Talking with Your Kids:
Developmental Disability and Sexuality

An Online Course to help parents bridge the gap

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In this 2 minute video Katherine talks about how parents can bridge the gap and reveals one important tip to increasing confidence when addressing sexuality and developmental disability

We get it

This is not an easy topic! This online course will help you talk with your young or grown children with developmental disability about sexuality. 

This 4-module online course gives you the knowledge and skills you need to understand the challenges of sexuality and developmental disability, answer questions and handle behaviors. All you need is a connection to the internet.

This is a great course for anyone interested in learning more about sexuality, how to talk to people about it with confidence. The course has lots of great and useful information.

Liz Leavitt, Community Living Prince Edward, Picton, ON

Benefits of an Online Course

  • Unlimited access for you and your family

    All the members of your family can have access to the course, all you need is an internet connection. Buy it once, get unlimited use.

  • Learn at home

    Learn at your own pace and in the convenience and privacy of your own home.

  • Affordable

    One easy payment, no travel or time out of the home.

Course Includes

  • 4 Video Training Modules

    High quality, well paced learning modules developed by an expert in sexuality education

  • PDF downloads of course materials

    Accompanying PDF’s of training exercises, handouts and articles

  • Email Support for your questions

    Email your questions to our support team as you go through the program

Read what the US Department of Education says about online learning

The US Dept. of Education just released a report on the effectiveness of online education. The meta-analysis found that, on average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction. Online learning can be enhanced by giving learners control of their interactions with media and prompting learner reflection.

This course gives you control of your learning experience and encourages interaction and reflection.

Using the Course is Easy

  • If you can access the internet, you can use this course, you don't have to be tech-savvy
  • Everything you need in one place
  • All the content is available on demand - no waiting for future lessons
  • See your progress as you make your way through the course
  • You can download all the handouts and articles
  • Study at your own pace

Here's what you'll learn in each module

Welcome Module - Getting Started

This module will help you get comfortable with the online learning format. It will take you through all that you need to navigate the course site successfully.

Module 1 - Building a Health Foundation for Children to Thrive

This module explores how sexuality is a normal part of development. It examines messages we received growing up about sexuality and how those impact our ability to talk about this topic. We will explore how to communicate effectively by creating positive messages to give to our kids.

Module 2 - Sexuality 101

This module teaches Human Sexual Development and the issues regarding sexuality that people with developmental disabilities face. You will gain a better understanding of how to support your child in their sexual development.

Module 3 - Barriers to Being Effective

This module examines the barriers we face in communicating about sexuality. We will explore our own values and attitudes and learn ways to teach values to our kids.

Module 4 - Answer Questions and Respond to Behaviors - 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 effective ways to answer questions and respond to behaviors.

Learning Objectives

  • 1

    Understand how sexuality is a normal aspect of growth and development and become more comfortable communicating, and creating positive messages for your kids

  • 2

    Learn about sexual development and issues related to sexuality and developmental disabilities

  • 3

    Identify barriers to talking about sexuality, examine your own values and attitudes, and explore ways to teach values to your kids

  • 4

    Gain tips and tools for talking about sexuality, and practice how to answer questions and respond to behaviors

Buy it once, get unlimited use.

For Parents or Guardians
  • 4 Video Lessons
  • Downloadable Handouts and Articles
  • Unlimited Use
  • Email Support
Buy Now

Get this version if you are a parent or guardian. It's the same version as the agency course, we want it to be financially accessible to you.

For Agencies/Schools
  • 4 Video Lessons
  • Downloadable Handouts and Articles
  • Unlimited Use
  • Email support
Buy Now

Please buy this version if you are an agency or school and want to make this course available to the parents/guardians you serve.

What Others Have Asked Before Saying 'YES', I'm In

Who is the course designed for?

This course is designed for parents or guardians of kids with developmental disabilities. It's also good for agencies or schools who want it as a resources for the parents/guardians they serve.

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.

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 60- 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.

Can I buy with a check, or purchase order rather than on line?

Yes, if you want to pay with a check, or, if you're an agency or school and require a PO process: click here

How many people can use the course? 

Anyone in your family has access the course. We ask that you not share the course outside your family, we've tried to make the course affordable. You can repeat the course over and over. For agencies and schools, you can offer this course as a resource to the parents of the kids you work with.

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 the course content. If you're an agency or school buying this course for parents to use, you can give parents the link to access the course with the username and the password you set up. It's very quick and easy.

"I will help you feel more confident and less isolated as you deal with questions and behavior from your child with a developmental disability." - Katherine