Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality
Volume 5, Oct. 23, 2002


An Evaluation of a Community-Based Sexuality Education Program for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Plunkett et al


The purpose of this paper is (1) to give a brief background of sexuality and individuals with developmental disabilities, (2) to provide an overview of the Responsible Choices for Sexuality Program, (3) to provide the results from an evaluation of the program, and (4) to provide implications for others developing or evaluating similar programs. The results suggested that consumers (i.e., individuals with developmental disabilities) and their support persons have significant increases in knowledge after attending the program. In addition, the consumers are engaging in less inappropriate sexual behaviors after the program. And finally, both consumers and support persons appear to be satisfied with the program.

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