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Sexuality and Autism

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How to Address Sex Ed and ASD

Few parents relish the idea of tackling sexual education with their children. But it is critically important that parents of children with autism do so; many children with ASD will not have much opportunity to learn from friends, television, and movies, and there are areas of intimacy, privacy, and protection that may be too challenging for them to navigate on their own. Understanding how their bodies work, what is appropriate behavior, and the social issues that arise as they mature are areas that often need to be directly taught to people with ASD. Learn about available resources and age appropriate lessons for children with ASD.

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