Autism & Sexuality

Authors: Barrett, L., Cotter, C., Creedon, L., Desmond, R., & O’Donoghue, L.

Keywords: Autism, Sexuality.

(01 Dec 2009)


In order to develop Person Centred Supports, there is a fundamental requirement for Service Providers to acknowledge and support those with Autism and Asperger Syndrome in relation to their sexuality. The document is divided into the following sections:- Sexuality and Sexual Expression. Relationships. Developed Relationships. Masturbation. Intimate Care. The Present Law. It offers clear recommendations in respect of each of these topics (A) National and international “best practice” was examined. (B) Web based research, consultation with stakeholders and publications, journals, etc were also consulted.

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