Sexuality and Adolescents with Autism
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- Koller, R. Sexuality and Disability (2000) 18: 125. doi:10.1023/A:1005567030442
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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.