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Back to School for Professionals

112 Merton ST
Ontario, Canada
M4S 2Z8
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Internationally renowned psychologist Dr. Isabelle Hénault will deliver practical information and advice on issues ranging from puberty and sexual development, to guidelines for sex education programs and maintaining sexual boundaries. Drawing from her widely delivered socio-sexual program (Hénault, 2005; 2019), the presentation will elaborate on strategies to improve the social and sexual skills of these individuals. The following topics will be addressed: Puberty and sexual development; Friendship (personal values, personality and interpreting different messages); Emotions: Reading facial expressions and emotions related to sexuality; Communication: verbal and nonverbal, Theory of Mind, role-playing; Sexual behaviour: enhancing appropriate behaviours, hyper-and hyposensitivity of the body; Intimacy: misinterpretations, limits; and Sexuality and the Law: Notion of consent.


Learning objectives:

-Identify social, medical, developmental, and environmental factors influencing sexual development.
-Describe strategies to enhance social skills related to intimacy and sexuality.
-List ways to respond to and to decrease inappropriate sexual behaviors in persons with ASD.


Early Bird Rate: $224

Register by September 27, 2019 to receive a 10% discount off the regular price.
Group Discount:

Register 4 people and get the 5th FREE (not applicable for recording).

A light lunch will be provided.


Register at Geneva Centre for Autism Training.

Name: Back to School for Professionals
Price: $249.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
Address: 112 Merton ST
Ontario, Canada
M4S 2Z8
Date: Wednesday October 23, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Categories: Community Event