Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Promotion with Autistic Youth
Autistic youth and disabled youth in Canada are underserved with respect to the provision of quality sexual health information and services tailored to their needs. The overarching goal of the Enhancing Effective Sexual Health Promotion for Autistic and Disabled Youth project is to improve service providers’ knowledge and skills to effectively promote the sexual health and well-being of (1) Autistic youth and (2) disabled youth with physical disabilities. To achieve this goal, SIECCAN is developing two capacity-building toolkits for service providers focused on the sexual health needs of Autistic youth and disabled youth with physical disabilities, respectively.
The following Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Promotion with Autistic Youth is one component of the capacity-building toolkit focused on the needs of Autistic youth, which also includes a guide
for services providers and resources for Autistic youth. The Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Promotion with Autistic Youth aims to inform policy and program decision-makers about the importance of promoting sexual health with Autistic youth. Further, this document provides recommendations to help guide policy and program decision-makers in taking action to enhance sexual health promotion with Autistic youth.