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Understanding Sexual Development of Children and Adults with ASD

Autism Ontario - SW Potential Programme

Saturday, 23 September 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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# Parents/caregivers/self advocates attending 23 Sep 2017 Free  
# Individuals with ASD 23 Sep 2017 Free  
# Siblings/friends 23 Sep 2017 Free  

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Understanding Sexual Development of Children

and Adults with ASD

Learn about the importance of sex education;
risks of abuse/victimization for individuals with autism/disabilities;
what we can do to minimize these risks; 
what and how to talk about sexuality; 
normal versus problematic sexual behaviors and what to do

Facilitated by Brandie Stevenson



9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Gino Marcus Centre

No child care is available 


Graduated with Masters of Forensic Psychology; Applied Forensic Services in 2008 and has worked in the field of sexuality and forensics since 1997. Brandie is a member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP), Ontario Association for Applied Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA), Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). She has dedicated her clinical work and research in the area of sexuality and high risk behaviours with special need populations and is committed to the education and training of direct-care staff, family members and individuals in the area of sexuality. Brandie provides clinical consultation, assessment and treatment to a range of community services and individuals across Ontario. She works with children, youth and adults who have been victims of sexual abuse, sexual offenders and other high risk behaviours. Brandie is proficient in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Risk Management Principles. Brandie is also a partner with Safe Management Group Inc. which provides staff training in crisis management and workplace violence and harassment.


Your safety is important to us.  Please make sure that each member of your family is aware of the rules, regulations, and guidelines of the venue and adheres to them.  As a condition of use of the area and other facilities, all registrants assume all risk of personal injury, death or property loss resulting from any cause whatsoever including but not limited to: the risks, dangers and hazards of all other recreational activities.

Due to allergies and sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, or scented products such as hairspray or lotion.


  Comprendre le développement de la sexualité chez les enfants et les adultes qui ont un TSA

Découvrez l’importance de l’éducation sexuelle ainsi que les risques de maltraitance et de victimisation auxquels sont exposés les personnes autistes/handicapées, ce que nous pouvons faire pour réduire ces risques, et comment parler de sexualité; découvrez également les différences entre les comportements sexuels normaux et ceux qui sont problématiques, ainsi que les interventions possibles.

Atelier animé par Brandie Stevenson


De 18 h à 20 h

Centre Gino Marcus


Brandie a obtenu une Maîtrise en psychologie judiciaire (Services judiciaires appliqués) en 2008 et travaille dans le domaine de la sexualité et de la criminalistique depuis 1997. Elle est membre en règle de l’Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP), de l’Ontario Association for Applied Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) et de l’Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Ses principaux domaines de travail clinique et de recherche sont la sexualité et les comportements à haut risque chez les populations ayant des besoins particuliers. Toujours dans le domaine de la sexualité, elle se consacre à l’éducation et à la formation du personnel en soins directs, des membres de la famille et des personnes en cause. Brandie offre des consultations cliniques ainsi que des services d’évaluation et de traitement à un large éventail de personnes et d’organismes communautaires, un peu partout en Ontario. Elle œuvre auprès des enfants, des jeunes et des adultes qui ont été victimes d’agressions sexuelles, auprès des délinquants sexuels et d’autres individus qui présentent des comportements à risque élevé. Brandie connaît bien l’analyse comportementale appliquée ainsi que les principes de la gestion du risque. Elle est partenaire du Safe Management Group Inc., qui offre des cours de formation du personnel axés sur la gestion de crise ainsi que sur la violence et le harcèlement en milieu de travail.


Marti Lussier, Coordonnatrice des événements communautaire

226-787-0333 ou

Vous désirez parler à quelqu’un en français? 416-246-9592, poste 239 ou


Have questions about Understanding Sexual Development of Children and Adults with ASD? Contact Autism Ontario - SW Potential Programme

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Gino Marcus Centre
1168 Droulliard Ave
Conf. Room B
Windsor, ON

Saturday, 23 September 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Autism Ontario - SW Potential Programme

The Southwest region includes: Autism Ontario Windsor - Essex ( and vicinity), Chatham and Sarnia - Lambton -Middlesex -London (and vicinity ), Perth and Huron ( Goderich , Clinton, Stratford and surrounding areas ), and Bruce -Grey (Owen Sound - Kincardine and vicinity).
Marti Lussier, Community Events Coordinator
226-787-0333 or
To speak to someone in French?
416-246-9592 ext 239 or

 Frequently Asked Questions 

1) Do I need to print tickets or confirmations received by email to attend this event? No, you have nothing to print. Upon your arrival, you must present yourself at the registration desk . You will be asked your name and the number of people accompanying you. That's it!

2) Do I need proof of diagnosis? No, it is not necessary. Introduce yourself to the registry office and enjoy the activity .

3) Is there an entry in the cost of the activity? Almost all activities are free , because the fees are paid by the potential program , Autism Ontario , in partnership with the Department of Services for Children and Youth . If there are costs to pay, this will be indicated on the registration page when you select the number of tickets you need.

4) Do I need to be a member of Autism Ontario to register and participate? No. Being a member gives you access to other interesting possibilities, but the activities proposed under the Potential Programme are open to all families with children under 18 living with ASD in Ontario

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