A health educator answers anonymous student questions in our Youth Services Program.

Youth Services for Students with Special Needs

 

Access to high-quality sexual health education is vital for all young people, regardless of their ability level. Through our Youth Services Program for Students with Special Needs, we work closely with schools to ensure every student has access to the knowledge and skills they need to stay safe and healthy.

Through partnerships with schools, Health Connected's highly trained educators deliver our original curriculum, Teen Talk Adapted for All Abilities, during school time. This program can be modified to meet the needs of students with a variety of disabilities. Topics covered vary depending on students' needs, but often include:

  • Anatomy

  • Physical & Sexual Development

  • Personal Hygiene

  • Decision-Making & Asking for Help

  • Dealing with Pressure

  • Family Communication

  • Public vs. Private Spaces & Behaviors

  • Conception & Pregnancy

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Gender Identity 

  • Healthy Relationships

  • Sexual Safety & Appropriate Behavior

One of the key aspects of our Youth Services Program for Students with Special Needs is our focus on helping students learn to communicate about sexuality, healthy relationships, and boundaries while meeting them at their level. As with all of Health Connected's youth services, this program is medically-accurate, bias-free, interactive, and aligned with the California Healthy Youth Act.

 

Bring our Youth Services Program for Students with Special Needs Classes to your school.

 

Get trained to provide puberty or sexuality education in your school or youth program.

"As a teacher of students with learning challenges, I see first-hand how essential the program is for this population. Many of our students have had exposure to programs and content in their middle school years, but this knowledge fails to reach them at the level at which they need to hear it. The [Health Connected] team helps my students feel comfortable to ask uncomfortable but important questions, engage in discussions, and participate in lessons that provide them with critical knowledge about risky behavior and how to make more positive decisions."--Special Ed teacher

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Health Connected equips young people with information, skills, and support to make thoughtful choices about their relationships and sexual health throughout their lives.