Ease teaches age-appropriate and precise education about relationships, sexuality & advocacy abilities to provide individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities the capability to make educated & healthy options, supporter on their own, avoid abuse, delight in healthy relationships, and see themselves as sexual beings. View this unique webinar to discover how to have these discussions with your kids.
About our Presenters:
Arlene Lechner, M.Ed Ease co-founder & Human Sexuality Educator in Burke, VA. Arlene is the Inclusion & Disability Services Program Coordinator at the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia, collaborating social abilities classes, adjusted sports & is the Assistant Director of Camp Kesher, a brand-new J camp for teenagers & grownups with I/DD. Arlene has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development from Hofstra University & a Masters in Special Education from George Mason University.
Melissa Hochberg, M.Ed Ease co-founder & Human Sexuality Educator in Fairfax, VA. Melissa is the Resource Specialist at the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia, operating in both the Early Childhood Learning Center & with Inclusion & Disability Services assisting in the Going Places! social clubs for teenagers & grownups with Autism & associated specials needs. Melissa has a BS in Speech Communication & Linguistics from SUNY Oneonta & a Masters in Special Education from the University of Virginia.
Arlene & Melissa are both Mental Health First Aid accredited & trained by Elevatus Training.
About Ease (Empowerment, Advocacy & Sexuality Education):.
Reduce deals sexuality education classes for teenagers and grownups with IDD, workshops for their moms and dads, and expert advancement for assistance personnel and companies. They fill the space of unattainable sexual health by adjusting sexuality education to satisfy people’ knowing design, teaching it in a encouraging and safe environment, and empowering them to be self-advocates and sexual self-advocates.
All teen classes consist of moms and dad conferences, where Ease guides moms and dads in how to talk with and support their youths as they grow and experience relationships. Reduce likewise provides classes for individuals with IDD who were apprehended for a sexual offense as part of a Jail Diversion Program, and provides details and abilities in their classes to keep folks with IDD from devoting these offenses and out of the legal system.