Autism and Sexuality

  • 12 Oct 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
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Autism and Sexuality


 Presented by

Shawn McGill, LSW


Thursday, October 12, 2017

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  

AOTA, Act 48, Behavior Specialist License, 

 and Social Workers Credits Available

Autism Connection of PA

35 Wilson Street #101

Pittsburgh, PA 15223

Recommended audience include parents and extended families of children with ASD, regular and special education teachers, para-professionals, guidance counselors, occupational therapist, social workers, behavior specialists, clinicians, advocates, psychologists and all those desiring knowledge about ASD.

Shawn received her Master’s Degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. After 16 years in the field, Shawn started the company Shawn McGill Consulting Inc.  Shawn has built the company on a positive, person-centered approach that focuses on the needs of the individual rather than the individual’s diagnosis. Shawn McGill Consulting Inc. specializes in providing supports for adults with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual and developmental disabilities who face complex behavioral challenges, which include problematic sexual behaviors. Shawn is also the mother of a child with autism.  Her son’s diagnosis and experiences in life propelled her become more of an advocate, teacher, and mentor to those living and supporting people with disabilities. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to: 

  • That there are basic human needs for all people, which include sexuality.  Recognize you may need to challenge and work through your own morals, values and beliefs as they relate to sexuality.
  • The differences between legal vs. illegal sexual behaviors as well as problematic sexual behaviors.
  • Puberty and tools to support a person to more successfully navigate this transition.
  • The foundational skills that will support a person to develop relationships and increase safe and legal expressions of sexuality.       
Autism Connection of PA    711 Bingham Street     Pittsburgh, PA 15203     (412) 781-4116         The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania certifies that the Autism Connection of PA is registered as a charitable organization with the Department of State's Bureau of Charitable Organizations under the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Acts, 10 P.S. Section 161.2 et seq., and is authorized to solicit charitable contributions under the conditions and limitations set forth under the Act. The certification does not imply endorsement by the Commonwealth. 
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