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Better sex education needed for autistic young people

Research from Anglia Ruskin University suggests that schools should provide sex education specifically designed to meet the needs of young autistic people. In this article published in Spectrum, Steven Stagg, senior lecturer in the Faculty of Science & Technology, reports on the difficulties and anxieties many young autistic people face with relationships and sexuality. He offers some suggestions on how sex educators could help build confidence and awareness in these young people, including the use of role play, advice networks, and improving understanding and awareness of different sexualities.

Date added: 6 September 2017