Since 2016, the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) has partnered with Multnomah County Health Department to promote comprehensive sexuality education and support for youth ages 14-21 who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. The UCEDD is a member of the Sexual Health Equity for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (SHEIDD) Community Advisory Group, a county-wide effort to build the capacity of parents and guardians, caregivers, support workers, teachers, health care providers, organizations and others to provide sexual health support to the young people in their lives.
Team Work training
The SHEIDD Community Advisory Group developed Team Work: Working Together to Support the Sexual Health of Youth Experiencing Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, a training designed to provide a foundation to help teams build comfort, confidence and skill in supporting the sexual health of young people experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing rights-based, person-centered and holistic sexual health education.
For more information about this training and SHEIDD activities, visit the Multnomah County SHEIDD webpage for the most current SHEIDD contact information.