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Psychology
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Psychology 2040A/B
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Psych 2050­ Human Adjustment February 27, 2014 Guest Lectures We’re all Human: The Effects of Having a Disability on One’s Sexuality ­ Biography o Nicole o 3  year social work o Cerebral Palsy o Works as a Youth Engagement Facilitator ­ Why am I doing this? o Something was missing o Education is our best defense against ignorance o Help the next generation ­ Sexabled: Disability Uncensored (video) o “people see me as a chair” ­ Some terms o Physical disability o Developmental disability o Autism Spectrum Disorder o Person­first language** ­ Barriers to forming relationships o Adults tend to be overbearing, leading to isolation o Many have low self esteem o Delayed emotional development o Others are often unsure how to interact ­ Family values o Overprotective Parents  Shelter the child as much as possible. Discussions about sexuality  are typically avoided o Non­nurturing parents  Does not encourage child to speak openly about feelings o Progressive Parents  Open lines of communication exist o Siblings ­ Education… or lack thereof o Special education students are usually taught scientific facts, denied  information about safer sex o Made to believe sex is dangerous o Mainstream students feel left out during Sex­ed classes ­ True or false? o Anyone living with a disability is asexual o People with physical disabilities cannot have sex o People with disabilities are typically viewed as “unattractive” o It is wrong for two individuals with disabilities to have children ­ Going 
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