Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
“I Have a Disability, [and] . . . I Want to Make Love and Be Loved”: Gaps, Barriers, and Recommendations for Sex Ed for People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
“I Have a Disability, [and] . . . I Want to Make Love and Be Loved”: Gaps, Barriers, and Recommendations for Sex Ed for People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515351. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1206
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515351. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1206
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This mixed-methods study utilized quantitative and qualitative data, with a constant comparative and simple thematic analysis, to describe current sexual-health-education practices for individuals with IDD, as well as to identify the gaps, barriers, and recommendations for sexual-health education. The results of this study indicate the need for a collaborative approach to providing sexual-health information and describe OT’s role.

Primary Author and Speaker: Elizabeth Schmidt

Additional Authors and Speakers: Natalie Robek, Megan Dougherty

Contributing Authors: April Horstman, Amy Darragh