Sexuality and Disability

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 125–135

Sexuality and Adolescents with Autism

  • Rebecca Koller

DOI: 10.1023/A:1005567030442

Cite this article as:
Koller, R. Sexuality and Disability (2000) 18: 125. doi:10.1023/A:1005567030442


Appropriate education in sexuality is critical to the development of a person's positive self-esteem. The development of a healthy self-image may overcome potential feelings of depression and loneliness for the person with autism. This paper addresses the need for and challenges to providing sexuality education to individuals with autism. It summarizes teaching methods and approaches which have proven to be successful with this population.

sexuality education adolescence self-pleasuring sexual abuse 

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebecca Koller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Special EducationUniversity of UtahSalt Lake City