Let's Talk About Autistic Sex
with Sarah Selvaggi Hernandez
In this episode we explore the role of therapists in promoting positive sexual identity and reducing the risk of sexual assault for our clients. Our guest, Sarah Selvaggi Hernandez is an autistic occupational therapist and educator working to promote an intentional identity-first approach to autism and OT. Promoting bodily autonomy starts with what we teach our youngest clients and how we treat them in our sessions. This is a must-listen episode for all therapists no matter their setting.
For the latest from
Two Sides of the Spectrum…
- Check out our live CE course, A Crash Course In Neurodiversity-Affirming Goal Writing
- Kate Jones graphic: On Autistic Masking infographic (click On Autistic Masking from the table of contents)
- Listen to the OT After Dark Podcast
- Check out The OPISI Model
- Read the research: Development of the Occupational Performance Inventory of Sexuality and Intimacy (OPISI): Phase One
- Watch autistic-led comedy, Keep the Change
- Check out the Autistic Not Weird Autism Survey (this is SO good!)
- Read Miller et al: Masking is life: experiences of masking in autistic and nonautistic adults.
- Read Garden’s Neuroclastic article Autism and masking during sex.
- Explore Elavuts’ sex ed curriculum: Sexuality education for people with developmental disabilities.
- View links at learnplaythrive.com/podcast
- Join in the conversation about this episode on Facebook: Learn Play & Thrive: Autism Resources for Professionals