participants understand unique circumstances in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities that shape attitudes and behaviors around sexuality. Past attendees have said the information was beneficial to talking to their children with and without disabilities. The presenter of this workshop, Terri Couwenhoven, is the Clinic Coordinator for the Down Syndrome Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) and an AASECT (American Association
of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists) certified sex educator. She specializes in implementing programs and developing resources for people with intellectual disabilities, their families and the professionals who support them. She is the author of Teaching Children with Down syndrome About Their Bodies, Boundaries and Sexuality: A Guide for Parents and Professionals and A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up: Choice and Changes in the Tween Years. Her newest book, A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up: Choices and Changes During Puberty will be available next month. She has two daughters, her oldest daughter has Down syndrome. For more information about Terri, see her website www.terricouwenhoven.com.
Childcare is offered at no charge for our meeting, BUT... we need to know BY MONDAY, Oct. 1 if you plan to bring your child/children. If no one requests childcare, CP of Mideast WI will not send a sitter and no childcare services will be provided.