LGBT-Affirming Therapist Guild

Sexual Development in Children with Cognitive Disabilities

  • 23 Jun 2022
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • online, synchronous, via Zoom



Sexual Development in Children with Cognitive Disabilities

1.5 CEUs


  • Discuss stigmas and myths around sexual development in cognitively disabled children. Learn tips for supporting sex positive goals. Support pro-social behaviors.

  • Learn about sexual fantasies and behaviors in this population

  • Discuss strategies for preventing sexual abuse
  • Identify communication barriers and privacy issues as it relates to guardianship

Presenter Bio:

Jennifer Palmer has been a Registered Nurse in Missouri and Kansas for almost 20 years. She supports people with disabilities to have sex-positive, factually based options for education and to empower them to have healthy, interpersonal relationships free from abuse or exploitation. Jennifer consults with families, healthcare, and legal professionals to provide needed supports. She is also a parent of a child with a disability. More information can be found on her website at

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