Sexuality and Intellectual Disability, Part II: Assessing Sexual Health Learning Needs

This is the second session in TASH Training’s five-part Fall 2014 series, Sexuality, Education and Support for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


4:00-5:00 PM Eastern, Thursday, 9 October 2014

About this presentation

Western Carolina University’s University Participant Program facilitates inclusive college experiences for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In the university community, students are exposed to romantic relationships. Many students are in relationships or wish to be in one. This presentation describes how students informally and formally communicated their sexual health needs through behaviors and a program-designed questionnaire. Students used a sexual health ‘menu’ and a list of pedagogical preferences to co-design a sexual health education program called “All About Life.” Student feedback and lessons learned about collaborative sexual education programming are shared.

Learning objectives

At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

  1. Implement methods for identifying student self-reported sexual health needs.
  2. Incorporate the benefits of collaborating with students with disabilities in the development of sexual health programming.

Individuals with disabilities, educators, postsecondary education facilitators, advocates, parents, researchers, and community health workers.

About the presenter

Seb Prohn, Outreach Coordinator, University Participant Program, Western Carolina University

Seb Prohn is the Faculty Liaison and Outreach Coordinator for the University Participant Program at Western Carolina University. Seb received his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from North Carolina State University. For his thesis Seb created a context specific measure for psychological sense of community. At NCSU Seb taught several psychology courses and served as the primary evaluator for two action research based grants. His WCU UP program responsibilities include collaborating with WCU faculty and satellite programs to maximize students’ academic participation. Seb’s research interests include inclusive evaluation, social inclusion, sexual health and self-determination for individuals with intellectual disabilities in the postsecondary environment.

How to attend

This is a live webinar that will be streamed over the web. The presentation will be about fifty minutes, followed by ten minutes for Q&A. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with instructions and the link to join the webinar on the day of the event. Members are $25; non-members are $40 (register for the complete series to save 20% off the individual webinar price). The member discount will be credited at the time of checkout. Registration closes Monday, 29 September 2014, the day before the event. For more information, contact Donald Taylor at

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