This entry is shortlisted in the 2012 Peer Award “Education for the Community” category
All About Us
informing people with learning disabilities about relationships, sex and sexuality
There has been considerable progress in tackling obstacles experienced by people with learning disabilities with regard to education, employment and housing issues. Similar progress is less evident around relationships and sexual health. This is ironic given the high priority that people with learning disabilities place on having friends and a desire to be more knowledgeable about sexuality. It is important to view people with learning disabilities holistically and improve their lives by affording them their human rights and dignity but it is also essential to respond appropriately to their cognitive level and equip them with the knowledge to protect themselves.