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Me and You

This program helps young people understand their changing bodies, emotional and social needs, and relationships with other people. The program also works closely with parents/carers to enable them to support the developmental journey of the children they care for.

This program is designed specifically for young people aged 10-16 who live with intellectual disability and/or are on the autism spectrum (ASD). The primary focus of the program is to build knowledge and strengthen the capacity of young people and their parents/carers to communicate and successfully navigate the physical, emotional and social aspects of healthy sexual development.

PROGRAM FORMAT
The program is run in a small group format and consists of five sessions. The first session is for parents/carers only and run for two hours. The middle section of the program is comprised of four 3hr sessions that young people attend with their parent/carer. The program is tailored to the specific needs of individual participants, but generally focusses on the following outcomes:

For young people:

  • Identifying public and private body parts, places and behaviours
  • Understanding how bodies grow and change during puberty and over the course of our lives
  • Understanding the purpose of menstruation and different ways to manage it
  • Building protective behaviours to develop healthy habits and prevent abuse
  • Identifying emotions, the role they play and developing regulation strategies 
  • Developing a general understanding of respectful relationships and consent

For parents/carers:

  • Information about healthy sexual development and stage appropriate resources
  • Confidence in communicating with children and young people about sexual development
  • Information on current menstruation management options
  • Frameworks to support children to identify and report inappropriate behaviours 
  • Strategies to support children to understand, articulate and manage their emotions
  • Supporting young people to engage in appropriate behaviours and healthy relationships

OTHER INFOMATION
Places are limited to a maximum of 6 young people and 6 parent/carers. The program is usually run over the course of a week during school holidays.

PROGRAM COST
$1,920 including GST. It can also be provided under the NDIS Category of Capacity Building/Increased Social and Community Participation for $1,750 (GST Free).

VENUE
Sexual Health & Family Planning ACT
Level 1, 28 University Ave, Canberra City
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BOOKINGS & QUERIES
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.

NDIS INTAKE FORM

Relationships, NDIS, Aspergers, Autism, Disability

Clinic

Level,1 28 University Avenue
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia

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