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Promoting Inclusive Sexuality Education Mini Webinar Series

September 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2023 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. PDT

Register in advance for this webinar series:

  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinars.
  • This webinar series will have live American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and English-language closed captions. To request other language translation or accommodations, please email stapleta@ohsu.edu
  • This webinar series will be recorded and available to view on this website until March 31st, 2024

September 19th: Autism and Human Sexuality

This workshop will be discussing autism and human sexuality. Topics covered will include sensory processing, consent, neuroception, trauma, and LGBTQIA2S+. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the intersection of sensory processing, trauma, neuroception, autism, consent, and LGBTQIA2S+

  • Articulate the importance of sensory processing when discussing consent and human sexuality

  • Provide three strategies of a trauma informed approach to sex education, three ways to create queer inclusive spaces, and three clinical considerations when working with Autistics in particular when working in the area of human sexuality

If there are questions about the class content or the learning objectives please email axjmd2@gmail.com to have your questions answered.

About the Speaker

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Jack Duroc-Danner M.A.Ed. LMT (They/He/Ze)

Jack Duroc-Danner M.A.Ed. LMT (They/He/Ze) is a queer Autistic sexuality educator. They have been working as a sexuality educator and autism advocate for six years. Jack works with therapists as well as other professionals, parents/caregivers, and Autistic individuals on how to support Autistic individuals by providing consultations (one-on-one as well as group consultation), resources, and educational workshops on the intersection of human sexuality and autism. Jack also works as a massage therapist specializing in pregnancy and pediatric massage. They have been working as a massage therapist for eight years. For their CV please visit https://www.queeronthespectrum.com/cv.

September 20th: Disability Justice and Latino/a/e/x Culture in the Sex Ed Classroom

This session will offer an overview of Disability Justice, models of disability, and how the sex ed classroom may welcome a culturally relevant focus for students who are Latino/a/e/x. By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Identify ways to incorporate an expansive understanding of culture into the classroom

  • Incorporate disability justice approaches into sex ed classes

About the Speaker

Bianca is a tall fat light skinned disabled queer AfraLatina who is in a gold dress with gold beaded geometric designs and looking to the left side of the room Her hair is up and her blondish brown curls cascade around her head. She has on red lipstick and large round gold earrings. She stands in front of a full bookcase with a serious look on her face.
Bianca I Laureano, Ph.D., h.c., M.A., CSE, CSES

Bianca I Laureano, Ph.D., h.c., M.A., CSE, CSES is an award-winning educator, facilitator, curriculum writer, and sexologist. She is a co-foundress of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN) and The LatiNegrxs Project. Bianca is the foundress of ANTE UP! a virtual freedom school for sexuality professionals offering professional development and certification. Bianca earned her BA in Individual Studies with a focus on Latina Sexualities in 2000 from the University of Maryland, College Park (UM). She earned a Masters of Arts from NYU in Human Sexuality Education in 2002 and a second Masters of Arts from the University of Maryland in Women’s Studies with a focus on sexualities, race, and racialization in 2006. While at UM she was a CrISP Scholar at the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity and helped create the Intersectional Research Database. She has written several curricula that focus on communities of color: What’s the REAL DEAL about Love and Solidarity? (2015), Communication MixTape: Speak On It Vol 1. (2017), and wrote the sexual and reproductive justice discussion guide for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene published in 2018. Bianca led the curriculum development for the award-winning Netflix film Crip Camp and the PBS documentary I Didn’t See You There which are rooted in disability justice principles. She has been on the board of CLAGS the LGBTQ Center at CUNY, The Black Girl Project, and SisterSong the Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. She is an AASECT certified sexuality educator and supervisor. Bianca was awarded an honorary doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies in May 2020 for her work in expanding the sexuality field. She is the editor of The People’s Book of Human Sexuality: Expanding the Sexology Archive available July 2023. Find out more about Bianca at her website BiancaLaureano.com and about ANTE UP! at www.AnteUpPD.com

September 21st: Let’s Talk about Sex! Education for Disabled Youth: Developing Comprehensive and Inclusive Sex Ed for Educators

Sexuality is a natural and biological part of being human. Learning about sexual health and healthy expressions of sexuality is necessary and important. People with disabilities are also sexual human beings, even though society has trouble acknowledging this. As a result, young students with disabilities enrolled in special education receive little to no sexual education in their schools or at home. This workshop will teach educators the importance of providing comprehensive sexual education for students with disabilities that is inclusive, accessible, and culturally competent. Utilizing a Disability Justice centered platform, workshop attendees will learn from discussion and current examples of ways to develop a Special Education sexual health curriculum that acknowledges and allows for differences in students' backgrounds, identities, comprehension, and understanding of the material. Participants will receive a handout of currently available resources to help them plan future sex education courses and programs.

About the Speaker

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Robin Wilson-Beattie, B.A. (she, her)

Robin Wilson-Beattie, B.A. (she, her) is a speaker, writer, and advocate for disability and sexuality and one of the first people to talk about disability, sexuality, and marketing to adult product retailers and manufacturers. She combines years of personal experience with medically sound research to provide a unique perspective on how life and identity impact one's sexual expression. Her speaking engagements include multiple keynotes and panels, including the Executive Office of the Vice President of the United States, and three consecutive years speaking at the Adult Video News convention in Las Vegas.

Her work has not only helped tens of thousands of disabled people but also inspired many others to become advocates for sexuality and disability education, an incredibly underserved area.

Robin is certified by the American Board of Sexology and City College of San Francisco as a Sexual Health Educator. In addition, she is a member of the Association of American Sexual Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN), and a graduate and member of the San Francisco Sexuality Information Training (SFSI). Robin is a deep-fried Southern woman, mid-century buff, and proud Mama of one son.

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