‘You’re doing it wrong’: Sex, Education & Disability – a FREE YEP Youth Sector Workshop

Date & Time
January 30, 2018 at 15:00

Foyer Oxford
196 Oxford Street

For many young people, sitting down and having ‘the Talk’ is often less than uncomfortable – the awkward explanation of reproduction and love usually wrapped up in a heterosexual bundle and dropped in our laps. If it isn’t done at home, it is done in the classroom as the health teacher awkwardly plays a video 10 years too old showing a cartoon sperm wearing a top hat. As we get older, we look back and laugh at how bad it all was.

For many people with disabilities, though, this knowledge, even in this awkward bundle, doesn’t exist. Social stigmas and attitudes around disabilities has still not developed to recognise the need for decent sex education. Leaving people with disabilities often unable to explore healthy sexual relationships due to a lack of knowledge, support, and/or privacy.

As such, this unique workshop explores how relevant and necessary it is to be inclusive of people with disabilities – particularly young people – when it comes to sex education, and accept as the norm that people with disabilities are sexual beings too.

Facilitated by YDAN members Tayla Tasseff & Vanessa Vlajkovic (2016 YACWA WA Young Person of the Year).

Register today by clicking HERE

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Vanessa Vlajkovic

Hi! My name is Nessa and I’m 20 years old. I’m studying Journalism at Edith Cowan University, with a Public Relations minor. I am an avid reader, writer, traveller and cheerleader. I’m also a passionate advocate for the deafblind community, and for other types of disability. I’ve been on the committee of the Youth Disability Advocacy Network (YDAN) at YACWA for a few months, and through them have developed a desire to become a YEP volunteer, as I want to expand my horizons.

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