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Health & Well-being: An Introduction to Sexuality

January 28 - 31

Grades 6 - 8

male and female signs separate
“How do you figure out if someone likes you?”

"I don't understand what the other kids are talking about when they use those words about their body."

"When and where is it okay to be touched?"

Do you feel uncomfortable discussing these topics with your child or student who has limited or no vision? Talking about concepts related to sexuality is challenging, yet instruction on these issues is essential for learners with visual impairments. They may not be aware of physical concepts, social cues, or body language, missing information needed to keep them informed and safe.

Specific topics for this weekend class include:

  • keeping the body healthy
  • sexuality
  • physical components and processes of the body
  • protecting oneself from sexual harm
  • how to be a good self advocate

Students will be taught in a safe, supported environment, using approved TSBVI curriculum and accompanying tactile models. Female and male applicants are encouraged to apply. We will include both full class instruction, as well as separate sessions for female and male students.

Students will also participate in additional activities related to the expanded core curriculum, including cooking, off-campus outings, social gatherings, orientation and mobility, and recreation and leisure.

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