We know that having healthy relationships benefits the physical, mental, and social health of individuals with and without Down syndrome. Sexuality education supports individuals in developing and maintaining these healthy relationships. In this webinar, Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L will discuss why sexuality education is important for individuals with Down syndrome, what topics should be addressed, and how to talk about these topics. Resources will be shared including visual supports as well books and free online resources.
Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L has worked as an occupational therapist at the Adult Down Syndrome Center since 2016 and in the field of occupational therapy since 2001. She earned her degree in occupational therapy from Saint Louis University. She earned her PhD in Disability Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Most of her work has been with individuals with Down syndrome of all ages. Dr. Frank’s experience includes treatment and evaluation as well as facilitating groups for people with Down syndrome, conducting trainings for staff, families, and caregivers, and offering a variety of other educational opportunities across the United States. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals.
Will the webinar be recorded?
Yes! If you are unable to attend the webinar at the scheduled time, please register for the webinar to receive an email with the link to the recording about 1-2 weeks after the webinar.
How much does it cost to attend this webinar?
Generous supporters make it possible for us to offer this webinar at no cost to attendees. If you would like to support the education efforts of the Adult Down Syndrome Center, please visit this page .
Please note: The information provided during the webinar will be for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional.