Ethics & Neurodiversity:
Let's Talk About Sex
In this one-hour self-study ethics course, Autistic OT Sarah Selvaggi-Hernandez highlights the importance of OTs, SLPs, psychologists, and mental health practitioners addressing sexual health, reproductive rights, and consent with our neurodivergent clients. She ties together our professional codes of ethics and the neurodiversity model to teach concrete ways to support the development of positive sexual identity and practice harm reduction for our clients of all ages. This course is registered for .1 AOTA CEUs & .1 ASHA CEUs (one contact hour).
This course intended to meet the ethics CE requirement for OTs and SLPs.
from Learn Play Thrive
Teaching our autistic clients about sexual health and reproductive rights
is all of our jobs.
This course addresses our fears and
challenges our biases
Our professional codes of ethics ask us to respect our clients’ autonomy, promote their well-being, and reduce our harm. But far too often, we fail to examine how our treatment choices may not be reflecting our ethics. In this course, you’ll gain the clarity and confidence to address sexual development and consent across the lifespan using a neurodiversity-affirming approach.
This course costs $39 and includes a one hour recorded lecture that is filled to the brim with actionable content.
This course is entirely self-paced. You’ll have access for six months to complete the course on your own time.
This course is registered for .1 AOTA CEUs and .1 ASHA CEUs.
Information about completion requirements, accommodations, and more can be found in the FAQs.
Ethics & Neurodiversity: Let's Talk About Sex
is for you if…
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Full Course Objectives
Apply the concepts of autonomy, beneficence, fidelity, and non-maleficence to identify neurodiversity-affirming strategies related to sexual rights and autonomy.
Analyze the impact of implicit bias on how providers address or do not address sexuality with neurodivergent clients.
Create a plan with two or more neurodiversity-affirming strategies to address reproductive health rights for an autistic client.
TIME ORDERED AGENDA:
Introduction (5 minutes)
Sexuality and Ethics (15 minutes)
Neurodivergent Sexuality (15 minutes)
Strategies and Supports for Clients (15 minutes)
Case studies (10 minutes)
Frequently Asked Questions
This course is developed for occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, social workers, and psychologists who work with autistic children in any setting. This is not a course designed for parents, though parents are welcome to register. This course is targeted at the intermediate level.
The concepts in this course are useful for any population. Strategies start in early childhood with modeling consent and naming body parts and move through adolescence and adulthood.
This course includes a pre-recorded video lecture.
This course will be registered for .1 AOTA CEUs and .1 ASHA CEUs. It is not currently registered with any other professional organizations, but you can check your state board to see if it meets your CE requirements.
Yes! The course is self-paced and you have one month to complete it on your own time.
While we offer group discounts for our longer courses (4+ hours) we do not offer group discounts for this course.
We offer full scholarships to therapists from under-resourced countries.
In order to get a certificate of completion, you must watch all of the video modules and pass a multiple choice quiz at the end of the course with 75% accuracy. Three attempts at the quiz are allowed. Only learners who complete the course and the quiz will receive a certificate.
You will have 6 months access to the course.
Full refunds are provided within 30 days of purchase if no more than 3 modules have been completed. Email email@example.com to request a refund. Since this is a self-paced course, there is no option to cancel once the 30 day / 3 module limit has been exceeded. If for any reason the course is canceled by the provider before your registration period has expired, you will receive a full refund.
All videos used in this presentation have closed captions. If you need additional accommodation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your training date. Accommodations will be made to support all learners in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act.
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Broadband internet connection with a minimum speed of 5Mbps (recommended)
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This isn’t your standard ethics course: It truly centers neurodivergent needs and well-being
It’s tempting to take the same old ethics course every year at license renewal time.
But our autistic clients deserve our support in cultivating positive sexual identiy, identifying their reproductive rights, and reducing their risk of assault. We all have a role to play!
This course was last updated in June of 2022.
This course will be available for ASHA CEUs from July 12, 2022 to July 11, 2027 at which point Learn Play Thrive will apply for re-registration.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.