Sex On The Spectrum
Are you curious what contemporary research in health and sexuality is finding when it comes to folk who are neurodivergent?
I researched this topic during my graduate studies, and found some very interesting statistics and qualitative studies.
Unsurprisingly (at least to me), was that neurodivergent folk are less likely than their neurotypical (NT) peers to have access to comprehensive sex education. Although things are changing, there is still this underlying assumption that folk who are socially awkward are simply not interested in the same intimacy as NT folk.
Some interesting findings included that folk on the spectrum were more likely to identify as transgender or nonbinary than NT peers; more drawn towards alternative sexual communities including kink/BDSM; and less likely to be heterosexual.
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ASPECC is working on funding this program to alleviate the costs for families. In the meantime, if your family is unable to access EMPOWER! due to the fees, please PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out.
We have families that are willing to sponsor (without knowing who they are sponsoring) some of the costs for a family that would not otherwise be able to participate.
We can also offer quarterly, monthly, weekly, or annual payments. Whatever works for you! If you require receipts for your support funds reimbursements, let us know! This program is a health science program that includes social mentoring and self-advocacy training.
We are happy to make this work for folk, as we whole-heartedly stand by this program as one that is so very needed for our youth and young adults who often have nowhere they fit, feel supported and and welcome.