Sexuality Education

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Meet our instructor

Shawnna received a B.A. in Psychology from Purdue University in 2008, and a M.A. in Special Education with Certifications in ABA and Autism from Ball State University in 2015. Shawnna is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health and ABA/VB field. Shawnna has worked as BCBA, Training Specialist, and Parent Training Coordinator. She currently works at SpeakIndy as a BCBA and is pursuing her doctorate in special education at Ball State University focusing on sexuality education and autism.

Currently offering Parent and staff Workshops

A Workshop for Parents and Caregivers, talking with our young and grown children about sexuality can be a difficult task. As parents and guardians, we often worry whether talking about it gives permission and whether they can be safe from harm when they are in relationships.


This workshop will help you become more comfortable discussing this topic by teaching what topics to cover when and the most effective ways to talk about this sensitive topic.



1. Examine barriers to talking about sexuality.

2. Gain knowledge about sexuality and developmental disabilities.

3. Acquire and practice skills in communicating about sexuality with our young and grown children.

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