Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide
ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
The purpose of this bulletin is to distribute "Sexual Health, Personal Relationships, and Sexuality Guidelines" and encourage provider agencies to develop policies consistent with the guidelines.
In 2016, the Office of Developmental Programs contracted with the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University to form a cross-system, statewide committee of individuals with disabilities, professionals, family members, provider organizations, educators, medical professionals, and direct care staff to review and update the Department’s Guidelines Concerning Sexuality, which were distributed in 1996. The committee has developed “Sexual Health, Personal Relationships and Sexuality Guidelines” to support the sexual health and relationships of individuals with disabilities.
Sexuality at its core is a natural and integral part of who we are. It begins at birth and extends over our life span. It influences how we feel about ourselves and our relationships. The Guidelines are being issued to:
This resource created by Pennsylvania Department of Human Services