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The Journey to Adulthood: What Parents Need to Know (Sexuality)


Tuesday, April 17, 2018    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education Board Room
5837 Park Drive, Charleston, IL, 61920

Event Type

Free training in Charleston for parents, caregivers and guardians of youth ages 10 and older with a disability.

The East Central Illinois Transition and Planning Committee invites families and caregivers to attend this free training on the changes that puberty and adolescence bring to every child.

The training is for parents, caregivers and guardians of individuals ages 10 years and older with a mild, moderate or severe disability.

The information provided is intended to help participants feel more comfortable and confident as they help their child/individual safely navigate this important transition from childhood to adulthood.

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Learn basic information that can be used to help the individual with a disability understand the physical, emotional and social changes of puberty and adolescence.
  2. Learn how some disabilities impact puberty and adolescent development and social skills.
  3. Learn one or more strategies that can be used at home to explain puberty, teach a new personal care or social skill.
  4. Leave with an action plan listing next steps.
  5. Know where you can go for more information.

The deadline to register is April 10. You may register online here or by calling  (866) 436-7842, ext. 3516.