Education about sex and sexuality is important for everyone.
Neurodiverse young people and people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities have the same range of sexual thoughts, attitudes, feelings and desires as neurotypical young people and young people without disabilities. They will also typically begin puberty at the same age as other young people and experience the same physical and hormonal changes.
Sadly, people with disabilities experience higher rates of all forms of abuse, including sexual abuse, then the rest of the population.
Comprehensive sexuality education can help young people to stay safe, reduce their risk of sexuality transmissible infections (STIs) and help prevent an unplanned pregnancy.