disability and sexuality

Disability and Sexuality

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  • The Special Role of the Parent – Center for Parent Information and resources
  • Disability History: Early and Shifting Attitudes of Treatment
  • Disability Studies Quarterly – First journal in the field of disability studies
  • By EZ Rampz Team|July 11th, 2016|Disability
    • Having someone congratulate them or pity them for the simplest tasks.
    • Relationships are hard for people who are physically or mentally disabled
    • Do not say things like “I know it must be hard”
    • No one likes to be teased. Disabled people often get bullied or teased just for existing.
    • Getting stared at. No one likes to be stared at as if they are strange or an alien
    • People with disabilities often times try to go somewhere and need help going up the stairs because there is no ramp
  • Love, Life Stories, Humor by the Tempest
  • Ontario Human Rights Commission. The Opportunity to Succeed: Achieving Barrier-Free Education for Students with Disabilities. Consultation Report (October 2003), p.69. Cited in University of Toronto Scarborough, Universal Instructional Design, Creating an Accessible Curriculum, Accessibility, Teaching and Learning Services
  • https://doi.org/10.1080/15298860802505202
  • The Basics of Sexuality Education, Ongoing Challenges, Supporting Parents in Their Roles as Sexuality Educator
  • Meaningful Sex Education Programs for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilitie Sexuality and Disability 29(2):113-118 June 2011 DOI: 10.1007/s11195-010-9168-2

Living with a disability, chronic illness, or chronic pain does not make a person fundamentally sexually different from anyone. But it can mean that those with disabilities have less access to sex information in general or to resources specific to their disability. Parents or guardians are the first and primary sexual health educators of children. What parents say and do can have a powerful influence on the development of healthy sexuality in children. Yet, how many of us squirm a bit, to take on talking about the birds and the bees with our children.

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How Disabled people were Treated

Throughout history, people with disabilities have been treated differently from those who conform to or fit societal norms.

Here some of those unfair treatments that were acceptable by different societies in given time periods

  • Killed or abandoned in the woods in ancient Greece Experienced

acts of infanticide during the Renaissance

  • Drowned and burned during the Spanish Inquisition
  • Dehumanization in orphanages and asylums in nineteenth-century Europe
  • “Institution for Idiots” founded in Massachusetts in 1848
  • Gassed, drugged, blood let, and euthanized in Nazi Germany
  • Kept in cellars in correctional institutions in early colonial America if family support was not available
  • Primary care given by the family at home in the early history of the United States instead of children being allowed in public e.g. home-schooled and excluded from community activities
  • Shackled to their beds in the U.S. institutions because there was an insufficient number of staff members to care for the resident
  • Involuntary sterilization of people with developmental disabilities in the United States, beginning in 1907 to prevent the passing on inferior traits.

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Volume 32, No 2(2012)

Past Perceptions Towards disability

  • In the United States – people with disabilities were living in the countryside in “lunatic” or “insane” asylums/poor house together with criminal and paupers
  • Throughout Africa, people with disabilities were seen as hopeless
  • In Kenya and Zimbabwe, “a child with a disability is a symbol of a curse befalling twhole family.
  • During the 16th century, Christians such as Luther and John Calvin indicated that the mentally retarded and other persons with disabilities were possessed by evil spirits.

Present perceptions toward disability

  • Ensuring that all schools are as readily and fully accessible to persons with disabilities as to the non-disabled.
  • The national interest should be to serve children with disabilities equally with all others.
  • Recent international and national legislation has cast increasing light on the philosophy of inclusion and inclusive schooling.
  • Inclusive education is progressively being accepted as an effectual means by which biased attitudes towards student with disabilities may be reduced
  • The World Summit on children, required countries to commit themselves in providing education to all children including marginalized children

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6 struggles people with disability face

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10 frustrations people with disabilities face

  • Difficulty with relationships
  • Negative stereotypes
  • People are way too impressed
  • People who think they know how it feels
  • Being teased and taunted
  • Being mistaken for physically incapable rather than just lazy
  • Feeling like you are slowing people down
  • Feeling like you are being ignored
  • The many joys of traveling
  • Pretty much everything in the workplace

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Barriers faced by people with disabilities

  • Attitudinal
  • Organizational or systematic
  • Architectural or physical
  • Informational or communications
  • Technology

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Negative vs Positive stereotypes

  • Weakness – Strength
  • Sickness – Wellness
  • Incapacity – Ability
  • Alienation – Identity
  • Institutionalization – Integration
  • Oppression -Resilience
  • Victimization – Choice
  • Devaluation – Pride
  • Isolation – Peer support
  • Inability to act “normally” – New ways of doing things

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Limited Sex Education in Schools for People with Disability

Over the years, perceptions towards disabilities have varied significantly from one community to another. Limited literature in disability history, however, continue to pose a great challenge to students of disability studies in their endeavor to trace the development and formation of perceptions towards persons with disabilities.

Many teachers are not trained to teach sexuality education, much less this type of education to those with disabilities. We need to prepare teachers to present this information accurately and support sex education programs that are evidence based and specifically geared toward people with disabilities.

Sex Education and its Challenges

  • Ensuring that all schools are as readily and fully accessible to accommodate persons with disabilities.
  • Knowledge about effective methods for teaching sex education to this population is limited.
  • People with intellectual disabilities face barriers that affect their sexual health.
  • Sexual health is often ignored regarding persons with disabilities
  • Many adolescents with disabilities lack the knowledge needed to develop a healthy sexual identity

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Six Key Components of Meaningful Sex Education

  • Self-care
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Empowerment
  • Relationships
  • Social skills
  • Social opportunity

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