Transition Webinar Series

Navigating Sexuality in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Thurs., Mar 18, 2021
10:00-11:30 AM MST


Many individuals with ASD and their families have questions regarding gender identity, sexuality, and intimacy. While gender and sexuality are common topics to explore in adolescence, there are a number of misconceptions regarding how to best support teens with ASD in navigating these changes. This webinar will provide information about strategies for caregivers and professionals to support teens in these areas with consideration of the unique learning needs of teens with ASD. 

The intended audience for this webinar includes families, caregivers, community care providers, and school-based providers. 

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss common misconceptions around sexual development and intimacy in adolescents with ASD.
  • Explore core components of relationships and sexuality for adolescents with ASD including gender identity, dating, social safety, and sex education.


  • Lindsey DeVries, PhD, Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Caitlin Middleton, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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