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Development of Adaptive Sexual Skills for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome
Wednesday, 27 March 2013, 9:00am - 4:00pm

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Location: Le Jardin Conference & Event Centre
8440 Highway 27, Woodbridge, Ontario (Map)

Date and Time: March 27 & 28, 2013 9:00am - 4:00pm

Jonathan Alderson, Ed.MFeaturing Dr. Isabelle Hénault, M.A., Ph. D.

Dr Isabelle Hénault, is a psychologist from the University of Québec at Montréal, Canada. Her practice and studies have focused on providing diagnosis, education and support to
children, adolescents, adults and couples living with Asperger’s Syndrome. Dr. Hénault has developed a relationships and sex education program, and works with individuals and groups to increase their understanding of sexuality, and conducts relationship counselling. She is presently collaborating on numerous international research initiatives involving socio-sexual education and interpersonal relationships. Dr. Hénault is the author of Asperger’s Syndrome and Sexuality: From Adolescence through Adulthood, published by Jessica Kingsley Publisher, London (2005).

Registration Fees:
Parents/Individuals with ASD/Students
$95.00
Professional $249.00

Registration includes: session materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks

Exhibition Opportunity:

Exhibitor Fees:
Non - Profit Organization 1 Day Exhibit $40 2 Day Exhibit $80
For Profit Private Organization 1 Day Exhibit $400 2 Day Exhibit $650

Exhibitor Fee includes: one skirted table (2.5x8feet), two chairs, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks. Session fees are not included.


A Snapshot of the Workshop:

Recent years have seen rapid development in interventions related to Autism Spectrum Disorders ASD) and Asperger Syndrome (AS). However, programs incorporating themes related to interpersonal relationships and sexuality are very few in number, despite the pressing concerns of families and couples affected by these conditions. This presentation explains how to teach appropriate sexual behaviours for adolescents, young adults, and older adults with HFA and AS. In the workshop participants will explore how intensive sex education can help individuals with ASD replace problem sexual behaviours with new appropriate behaviours that enhance social adaptation and decrease inappropriate sexual encounters.

By the end of this 2 day workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Identify social, medical, developmental, and environmental factors influencing sexual development.
2. Describe strategies to enhance social skills related to intimacy and sexuality.
3. List ways to respond to and to decrease inappropriate sexual behaviors in persons with ASD.
4. Utilize specialized materials and tools for sex education geared toward the ASD population.

Venue:

Le Jardin Conference & Event Centre

Le Jardin Conference & Event Centre

Location : Woodbridge, Ontario
Contact : Geneva Centre for Autism
416.322.7877 ext. 285

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