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Family, Friends and Relationships

Understanding Relationships. This program helps people to better understand their relationships with other people.

This program is designed for people over the age of 16 who live with intellectual disability and/or are on the autism spectrum (ASD). The primary focus of the program is to develop people’s capacity to identify different types of relationships and to participate in them safely and respectfully.


Prior to commencing the program, a one-hour individual session helps us understand your individual needs and ensure that the most appropriate content, supports and delivery methods are offered to you.

If we can better meet your needs using a different program or format, we will offer to do this. Once accepted to the program, it is run in a small group format and consists of seven 2 hour  sessions. The program is tailored to the specific needs of individual participants, but generally focusses on the following outcomes:

  • Identifying public and private body parts, places and behaviours 
  • Understanding the steps to making friends and forming healthy respectful relationships 
  • Developing a general understanding of consent and its importance in different relationships  
  • Building protective behaviours to develop healthy habits and prevent abuse 
  • Understanding general information about methods of contraception and STI prevention 
  • Developing and promoting cyber safety skills 

Places are limited to a maximum of 6 participants. Each participant can choose to bring a support person with them if they would benefit from this. Sessions are usually held weekly over a seven week period.

$2,200 including GST. It can also be provided under the NDIS Category of Capacity Building/Increased Social and Community Participation for $2,000 (GST Free).

Sexual Health & Family Planning ACT
Level 1, 28 University Ave, Canberra City
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NDIS participants, please complete the online intake form. For Non-NDIS bookings or general queries 02 6247 3077 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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