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NCIL Introduces “Sex Ed for Individuals with I/DD”

The National Council on Independent Living’s new project helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) learn about sex.

Some of the things we talk about in this project are:

  • What sex is
  • What gender is
  • What a healthy relationship looks like
  • How someone can get pregnant
  • How to protect yourself against sexually transmitted diseases and infections

There are ten videos. You can watch the videos in any order you want.

This project is important because people with I/DD can use the videos by themselves. You can ask someone to help you if you want. But the videos were made for people with I/DD to use even if they don’t have someone to help them. If you work at a Center for Independent Living, you can use this project with your consumers with I/DD.

NCIL wants to thank:

  • The WITH Foundation, for giving us the money to make this project
  • Rooted In Rights for making the videos
  • All the other people who helped us with this project
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