Dr. Curtiss was invited to the Center of Disability Studies at the University of Delaware to present on Sexual Consent and Disability. Participants learned what sexual consent is from a sexual health perspective and a legal perspective. They also learned important considerations when teaching consent and how teaching consent promotes sexual safety.
The need for residential group homes for people with disabilities is rising- but there’s a shortage of caregivers in Illinois. The The 21st Show covered this important topic and included Dr. Curtiss in the discussion. Listen to the episode here [https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/caregiver-shortage-for-people-with-disabilities-unwelcome-pregnancy-co].
Sarah Curtiss was invited to speak to over 500 practitioners, educators, parents, and self-advocates when Temple Grandin came to speak at Champaign-Urbana Autism Network’s conference. Read more about the event here [http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-10-26/temple-grandin-returns-alma-mater-autism-conference.html].
Sarah Curtiss and Linda Tortorelli (direct or The Autism Program) gave a webinar to 4-H leaders throughout the state of Illinois. We were excited the 4-H recognized the importance of supporting autistic youth in their activities.