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47 reviewed resources for sex education special needs

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Sexual Education Assessment Tool: Special Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The FLASH program in Seattle has put together a set of questions for special education classes covering sexual education. Some of the topics include appropriate, inappropriate, self-esteem, puberty, hygiene, reproduction,  and sexually...
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F.L.A.S.H. Introduction

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
F.L.A.S.H stands for Family Life and Sexual Health, it's a program specifically focused on providing special needs learners with vital information regarding personal and sexual health. This is an overview of the program, complete with...
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Communication, Day 5: Saying "No"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There are many ways to say, no. Secondary special needs students need to know when and how to say no when they feel they are in an uncomfortable situation. They sign, say, and role-play how to say no. Worksheets and role-playing cards...
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Relationships, Day 4: Friendships & Dating

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It is so important to help special needs individuals know the difference between dating and friendship. They define friendship, differentiate between friends and strangers, role-play, practice greetings, then talk about dating. This...
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Understanding the Body, Day 1: Anatomy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Intended for moderate to severely disabled high schoolers, this lesson focuses on building an understanding of human anatomy. A secondary special education class reviews, identifies, and labels parts of the body. Including the internal...
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Reproduction, Day 3: Parenthood

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Reproduction can result in parenthood. Discuss the pros and cons, responsibility, and possible results of sexual intercourse. Intended for a secondary special education class, this lesson is developmentally appropriate for mild to...
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HIV/AIDS & Other STDs, Day 1: Germs & Risk

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Assist your secondary special education class for understanding risky behavior, hygiene, and STDs. The class discusses how germs spread, how people get sick, and what needs to be done to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. They...
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STD & AIDS, Day 2: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Keep your secondary special education class informed and aware of STDs, HIV, and AIDS. They learn what STD stands for, how STDs are transmitted, and how to protect themselves. A case study, note to care provider, handouts, transparency,...
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STD & HIV/AIDS, Day 2: HIV/AIDS - Staying Safe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Decrease risky behavior and inform your secondary Special Ed class about AIDS/HIV. They talk about germs, AIDS, transmission, and staying safe. Developmentally disabled individuals need to be informed about safe sex and disease...
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Reproduction, Day 4: Sexual Decision-Making

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Every human has the need for affection. This lesson teaches mild to moderately disabled secondary high schoolers to make good choices regarding sexual contact. The lesson is developmentally and age appropriate and covers topics such as...
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Communication, Day 3: Asking What You Want

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mild to moderately disabled secondary students practice asking for what they want. They discuss a scenario, list things they want, then practice asking for those things. Our special needs students need to know how to communicate...
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Girls’ Success: Mentoring Guide For Life Skills

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Provide girls with the developmental skills they need with a booklet designed by the non-profit AED Center for Gender Equity. Each section of the mentoring guide includes discussion questions and activities as well as information about...
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Understanding the Body, Day 3: Sexual Health & Hygiene

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ideal for secondary moderately disabled special ed students, this lesson focuses on personal hygiene and self-care. They discuss a case study and role-play to introduce the importance of good hygiene then discuss current appropriate...
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Relationships, Day 1: Self-Esteem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Expose your secondary special education class to the importance of belonging and feeling accepted. They define self-esteem, pride, and appreciation. Then create a self collage and share what they like about themselves with the class. A...
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Communication, Day 2: Assertiveness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Having social skills and being able to assert yourself in a positive way is so important. Students with mild to moderate disabilities engage in a series of activities to practice assertive communication and social skills. Perfect for a...
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Reproduction, Day 2: Pregnancy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Nearly all students have seen pregnant women and may have questions about human development. Intended for secondary students with mild to moderate mental disabilities, this lesson plan defines the process of pregnancy  in a...
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Introductory Class

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Secondary special education students are introduced to the topics covered in health class. This is the first in a series of lessons focused teaching developmentally appropriate life and sexual health related topics. Intended for mild to...
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Exploitation, Day 2: Exploitation and Getting Help

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Exploitation is a real issue for the disabled community. Secondary Special Education high schoolers learn what exploitation is, their personal rights, and how to say no. They focus on finding a trusted adult to get help if they have been...
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Lesson 23: Reproduction - Day 5: Birth Control

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students with mild to moderate disabilities discuss human reproduction and the importance of preventing pregnancy. They review reproductive anatomy, sexual decision making, and what birth control is. The lesson concludes with a...
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Resources & Review, Day 2: Summary Session

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Review all the concepts covered in your special education class related to sexual health and safety. Pupils answer what they learned, what they liked, and what they'd like to learn in the future regarding health and safety. They each...
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Relationships, Day 5: Acquaintances & Strangers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It is important for special needs high schoolers to know the differences between acquaintances and strangers. They define the world helper, acquaintance, and stranger then discuss a scenario based case study.They talk about touch and no...
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Reproduction, Day 1: Reproductive System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Engage Secondary Special Education learners in a developmentally appropriate lesson on human reproduction. They review genital anatomy and 5 key components that comprise the reproductive cycle. Perfect for a mild to moderately disabled...
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Set Your Mind, Set Your Goals

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Becoming a woman can be overwhelming for girls. An educational resource assists female learners in setting goals for their reproductive choices, physical health, and emotional and mental well-being.
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Lesson 5: Relationships - Day 3: Families

For Teachers 9th - 12th
As part of a series of lessons on Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH), designed for special education classes, high schoolers describe the members of their family and the role these people play in their life.