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Consuelo Senior
Sep 20, 2022

1:43 pm
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What does “consent” mean for people with I/DD? How can staff support someone to get ready to take the assessment? Who can/should do the assessment? What exactly is assessed? These questions and many more will be answered in this seminar.

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) historically have been seen as either asexual or sexual deviants. Like many adults, people with I/DD have the desire to have fulfilling sexual lives. The penal laws in many states require that sexual activity needs to be consenting by the parties involved. This seminar will explore the consent assessment created and used by YAI.  Attendees will understand the two types of consents needed, know what questions to ask, practice facilitating interviewing sessions and learn how to use YAI’s DVD to provide training for people who are interested in becoming sexually consenting. All actors (apart from abuse scenes) in the DVD used are people with disabilities.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to conduct sexual consent assessments.
  • Practice preparing for and conducting a sexual consent assessment using the YAI tool.
  • Learn how to provide continued support to people with disabilities, after a consent assessment.
  • Develop a Sexuality Rights & Advocacy Committee