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Respect, Rights and Consent. There is a need for both simple resources and Easy English resources on Sexual health. Information to help with:

Decision-making and choices
To support safety
Find safe ways to have conversations
For learning
And for responding to disclosure.

IDEAS have located resources to support you. These include

  • Documents
  • Posters
  • Videos
  • Technology app’s
  • Podcasts
  • Communication boards and
  • Image rich explainers.

Planet Puberty

Planet Puberty is a digital resource by Family Planning NSW. It aimed to provide parents and carers of children with intellectual disability and or autism spectrum disorder with the latest information, strategies and resources to support their children through puberty. Suggested teaching plans, a Quick Start Guide and general teaching strategies help guide the communications. Search for the Planet Puberty Podcast on your favourite podcast app.

Topics include

  • The Body
  • Feeling Good
  • Relationships
  • Identity
  • Keeping Safe

Resources include

  • Articles
  • Books
  • External Links
  • Factsheets
  • Flashcards
  • PDF
  • Videos
  • Websites
  • Workshops

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Our Site

Our site is a website for women and girls 15+ with disability. Women with disability have a right to have relationships and children and make decisions about their sexual health. The website is a valuable information tool, and the toolbar at the top allows the selection of Easy Read. Access the full selection of Easy read resources.

Our Site resources and information fall into the following categories:

Women with Disability Australia (Managers of Our Site) have these resources


SCOPE – speak up and be safe

A communication toolkit with the following sections

  • Communication Aids Has Download and print communication aids. Bodyboards.
  • Decision-Making Resources A video and planning tools. With prevention strategies and plans and fact sheets on where to get help.
  • Online Learning – For professionals who work with people with complex communication needs.
  • Teaching vocabulary Teaching tools, communication boards, posters, videos. To communicate about abuse, neglect and body autonomy by referring to relevant pictures.
  • I need help now Emergency Contacts.

Having the Conversation Sexual Violence Prevention is a plan to stop sexual violence.  Produced by Scope and the Queensland Government.


eSafety commission

Easy Read Image-based abuse

Easy Read Abuse through Technology

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NEW! The Australian Human Rights Commission

Not Easy English, however this resource is a child-friendly guide to help understand child sexual abuse. The booklet is a guide, and as well as discussion and thought points, it includes fun workspaces like crosswords to reinforce safety, someone you can trust, speaking up, and where to get help,

pdfA guide for Children and Young People. (PDF)

docxA guide for Children and Young People (DOX)


 

SoSafe

These are a set of video and conceptual tools and training to enhance

  • Social
  • Social-sexual and
  • Social safety training

Of people with moderate through to severe intellectual disability.


Sunny App

1800 Respect have a free app for women with disability. Named  Sunny App, it can support you if you have experienced violence or abuse. It is available from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. It supports screen readers and has accessibility features like text sizing.


Family Planning NSW

Family Planning NSW provides education and training for disability workers, family members, and carers.

Innovative easy to read resources to support their educational activities. With a large Disability Resource Collection available.

Specific resources on

 

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Relationships and Private Stuff 

Supporting people to develop social and friendship skills; as well as relationships and sexuality knowledge and awareness.

An NDIS provider (Elizabeth Dore, registration number 1205 4367) who offers counselling and education for individuals, couples or small groups who want to:

  • Develop positive relationships
  • Improve communication skills
  • Build confidence in dating
  • Increase their self-esteem
  • Express their sexuality appropriately and positively
  • Learn about sex and safety
  • Discuss separation and grief

Using a combination of narrative, strength-based, cognitive behaviour and solution-focused therapies.


Family Planning Victoria in Plain English

Sexual health and reproductive health in Plain English. Also, an illustration series using pictures to explain ideas.

Services that Family Planning Victoria Provide include courses supporting people with cognitive disability.

Factsheets

 

Family Planning Victoria In Easy English

 

Courses Supporting People with Cognitive Disability

Autism and Sexuality (For Professionals)

This education session is designed for professionals who support young people with Autism and want to develop skills on the topic of sexuality.

Introduction to sexuality and disability for residential and day services staff

For disability professionals wanting to learn strategies for answering questions and responding to behaviours.

Sex and Sexual Decision Making (For Individuals with Cognitive Disability)

Education sessions are for individuals with cognitive disabilities (including intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder and acquired brain injury) over 16 years old.

Sexuality and Cognitive Disability: Having the Talk (Parents & Careers)

For parents and carers of young people with cognitive disabilities to help develop your skills in providing information around sex, bodies and relationships.

 


Women With Disabilities Victoria


“About Making Rights a Reality”

A program at the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence. Help to adults and children with a disability who have experienced sexual assault or family violence. The program aims to make sure people with disabilities have equal access to

  • Counselling
  • The criminal justice system
  • And the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal

And is available across all SECASA sites.

Topics covered in Easy Read Booklets

A program, Sexual Lives and Respectful Relationships, for people with intellectual disability. The focus is on

  • Sexuality
  • Relationship rights
  • Sexual health
  • Violence
  • Abuse prevention.

The program operates at various sites in Victoria and Sydney currently.

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Educate2Empower

Have a number of posters that are free to download and print. Posters are designed for children, families, communities and schools.

Early Warning Signs and My Body Safety Rules are available in a number of languages.

 


WWild

For people with intellectual disability aged 14 and over. Free counselling, case management support and therapeutic groups are available. WWild service Queensland. These services are available to people at risk or people who have been victims of crime or abuse.

Includes resources like


Women’s Community Health Network WA

Women’s Community Health Network WA produced a booklet linked at “what is family and domestic violence”.  


Mallee Family Care Community Legal Centre

Videos for teens and factsheets and postcards to support the videos. Accompanying Resource links and downloads are on the Right-Hand Side Panel.


Northern Integrated Family Violence Services Partnership

  • Men Think Safe Act Safe Easy English Book for Men who use violence
  • My Safety Plan If you are a victim of family violence your safety is a priority. This is an Easy English Safety Plan.

True

Looking After Me

These are relationship and sexuality education packages for individuals with disability. NDIS funded education services partly or wholly self-managed NDIS participants. (Not available to NDIA Managed participants.)

Contact True Education and Community Services: (07) 3250 0240 for further information.


Women’s Health Queensland

Include Counselling services that are free for women living in Queensland. Counsellors specialize in

  • Domestic and family violence recovery
  • Sexual violence recovery
  • Mental health
  • Complex trauma
  • Grief
  • Health counselling
  • Identifying and providing helpful referrals
  • Support and advocacy with external services

Health Translations – Victorian Government

There are a large collection of documents on Sexual Health Topics in Easy English

For example

  • What is sex?
  • Contraception
  • Diversity and LGBTIQ
  • Safe sex
  • Sex and your body 

Contraception


Secret Girls Business

Have 3 books written for children with special needs. They have illustrations and simple text. These books provide practical information to help girls and boys confidently manage this stage of their life. These resources are not free.

Special Girls Business

Puberty and Special Girls

Special Boys Business

 


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