Supporting Healthy Sexuality for People With IDD 

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
1 hour

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) deserve to live healthy, full lives within their community of choice. Part of this right to live in the community includes being able to express their sexuality in a healthy way and gaining knowledge around topics of sexuality. Often, providers and direct support professionals (DSPs) working with individuals with IDD aren't sure how to support individuals with their sexuality or feel uncomfortable addressing this topic.

Join us to hear Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH, and Rémy Jodrey, MS, LCMHC, discuss ways for DSPs to comfortably support IDD individuals with their sexuality.

In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • What topics to consider when providing support for sexual health and identity
  • How to identify your own values around sexuality
  • How to best support individuals with IDD when issues of sexuality arise in their daily lives

Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH

Accessible Sexual Health, LLC

Nellie Galindo (she/her) is the founder and CEO of Accessible Sexual Health, whose mission is to advance access to comprehensive sexual health education for all people with disabilities. Galindo has been teaching sexual health education in one way, shape, or form since 2007, and has been involved in disability advocacy since 2014. She identifies as a person with a mental health disorder, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children.

Rémy Jodrey, MS, LCMHC

START Therapeutic Coaching Team Lead
NC START Central

Rémy Jodrey (they/them) is an Autistic self-advocate who currently works with Easterseals UCP as the START Therapeutic Coaching Team Lead with the NC START Central program. Jodrey has been a part of the NC START Central team for nearly seven years, where they have worked passionately to promote trauma-informed practices and increase community inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Jodrey is especially interested in combining their lived experience with their professional training and enjoys educating and consulting with providers on topics related to autism, neurodivergence, trauma, dissociative disorders, chronic illness, and LGBTQ+ identities.