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Young adults with special needs

Duration: 11min 18sec Views: 449 Submitted: 20.11.2020
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Young adults with brain injury, autism spectrum disorder ASD , and other developmental disabilities have social needs and experience sexual feelings just like everyone else. When they see their siblings or typically developing peers beginning to date, they may express an interest in dating too, if they have the necessary communication skills. However, they may be uncertain or fearful about how to interact with someone they are attracted to. The following are tips for parents or caregivers who want to help the young men and women they care for learn about dating, healthy relationships, and appropriate sexual behavior. Have the conversation Start early — before puberty — to talk to young people with special needs about their bodies and how they are or will be changing.

Challenges Facing Young Adults With Disabilities

Adults — Arise Special Needs

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Disability Services for Young Adults

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Assessed as eligible for an institutional level of care for persons with intellectual disabilities or conditions similar to intellectual disabilities. Information regarding services available to persons with developmental disabilities and their families from the State of Illinois. These services focus on enabling the participant to attain or maintain his or her maximum functional level and shall be coordinated with any physical, occupational, or speech therapy.