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The New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project


2/1/22: Sexuality and Healthy Relationships for Self-Advocates Taught by Self-Advocates and National Experts

Many people with disabilities never learned about sexuality and healthy relationships and we want that to change. Everyone is a sexual human being and deserves to learn about this topic. This workshop is for self-advocates who want to learn more about Sexuality and Healthy Relationships. People with disabilities who have become sexuality educators have teamed up with national experts to present this workshop. We will explore what is sexual self-advocacy, what are the barriers and helpful tools in being a strong sexual self-advocate, and practice how to speak up to have the life and relationships that you want!

Presenters include: 

-Frank Vaca: Self-Advocate, Sexuality Educator and Peer Mentor

-Tia Nelis: Coordinator, Self-Advocate Engagement

-Mary Shehan: Boogaard Community Inclusion Coordinator, Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council

-Katherine McLaughlin: M.Ed., AASECT Certified Sexuality, Educator and Elevatus Training Founder, CEO, and Lead Trainer

-Max Barrows, Self-Advocate