Sexual Health Education for Youth with Special Needs (Grade 8+)

Description of Session (approximately 60 words): In this workshop, you will learn about...

  1. What is sexuality?
  2. The Circles of Sexuality Messaging directed towards youth with special needs
  3. Why teach sexual health education to teens with special needs?
  4. Risk factors Teaching to chronological age as opposed to cognitive age
  5. What teens need to know and when
  6. Modifying sexuality topics
  7. Delivery methods
  8. Trouble-shooting challenging behaviours
  9. Resources, books, Apps, etc.

Target Audience



1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

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  • Kerri Isham

    Kerri Isham is a knowledgeable, experienced and passionate educator, coach and facilitator dedicated to excellence and committed to the empowerment of people of all ages. Her primary goal is to make exploring sexual health fun and meaningful, and to alleviate the shame and embarrassment sometimes associated with this topic. Currently, she runs her own company called Power Up Education specializing in sexual health education for preschool to Grade 12. Her three main areas of focus are sexual abuse prevention, special needs education, and the impact of pornography viewing on children and youth. Kerri completed the Sexual Health Educator’s Certification program in June 2011 with Options for Sexual Health in Vancouver.