- June 15, 2022
- Wednesday, 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
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Supporting Healthy Sexuality for your Loved One with Down Syndrome
Wednesday, 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
June 15, 2022
Supporting Healthy Sexuality for your Loved One with Down Syndrome by Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L
We know that individuals with Down syndrome are social beings and want to have healthy relationships. This is a skill they need to learn as it may not be inherent. In this session, participants will learn about why it is important to teach sexuality education, what topics that should be addressed, and how to talk about them. Resources will also be shared including visual supports in addition to books and free online resources.
Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L is an Occupational therapist at the Advocate Medical Group Adult Down Syndrome Center in Park Ridge, IL where she has worked since 2016 and in the field of occupational therapy since 2001. She also serves as the president of the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group-USA. Dr. Frank earned her degree in occupational therapy from Saint Louis University and her PhD in Disability Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Most of her work has been with individuals with Down syndrome of all ages. Dr. Frank’s experience includes treatment and evaluation as well as facilitating groups for people with Down syndrome, conducting trainings for staff, families, and caregivers, and offering a variety of other educational opportunities across the United States. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals.
Registration link for Virtual Speaker Series: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTUxNTk2
Wednesday, June 15th 7:30pm EDT