Webinar - Live - Ask the Doctor: Healthy Sexuality, from Puberty to Adulthood for Autistic Youth and Adults with Dr. Isabelle Hénault

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In this webinar, Dr. Isabelle Hénault will foster a discussion on sexual education and healthy sexuality for autistic individuals from puberty to adulthood. 

In addition to elaborating on general strategies to improve the social and sexual relationship skills of autistic individuals, Dr. Hénault will be answering the audience’s questions on the following topics:

  • Puberty and sexual development
  • Friendships and relationships
  • Emotions related to sexuality
  • Appropriate versus inappropriate sexual behaviour
  • Intimacy
  • Interpreting social situations, including verbal communication and body language
  • Understanding consent
  • Sexuality and the law

Submit your questions for Dr. Hénault on the event registration page. We will do our best to answer as many as we can!

Register here: http://bit.ly/40LyVUd

This webinar is appropriate for autistic youth, adults, and their families as well as professionals working with this population.

Speaker Information: Dr. Isabelle Hénault

Dr Isabelle Hénault, is a sexologist and psychologist from the University of Québec at Montréal, Canada. Her practice and studies have focused on providing diagnosis, education and support to children, adolescents, adults and couples living with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Dr. Hénault has developed a relationship and sex education program, and works with individuals and groups to increase their understanding of sexuality, and conducts relationship counselling. She is presently collaborating on numerous international research initiatives involving socio-sexual education and interpersonal relationships.  She worked for over 2 years and a half at Tony Attwood’s clinic in Australia.

Dr. Hénault is the author of Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality: From Adolescence through Adulthood, published by Jessica Kingsley Publisher, London (2005) and co-author of The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law (Attwood, Hénault & Dubin) published by Jessica Kingsley Publisher, London (2014).

She also published the book: The female profile of Autism (Chenelière Education, 2020; JKP 2023) and collaborated to the book: Working with Autistic Transgender and Non-Binary people (Kourti & coll, 2021).

Disclaimer: Opinions reflected in this webinar are those of the speaker(s) and presenter(s), and do not necessarily reflect Autism Ontario’s views. Please note Autism Ontario does not endorse any specific therapy, product, treatment, strategy, opinions, service, or individual. We do, however, endorse your right to information. Autism Ontario strongly believes that it is important to do your own research and make your own informed decisions. 

April 19th, 2023 12:00 PM   through   1:00 PM
On-line / En ligne
Phone: 416-246-9592  ext. 392
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