Facts of Life Project
Support the sexual health of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) across Texas through training and educational opportunities.
Sexual health education in the U.S. has largely neglected those with both physical and developmental disabilities. The Facts of Life Project will deliver a comprehensive, inclusive sexual health education curriculum developed specifically to educate people with IDD.
Through three-day “train the trainer” workshops, parents, families, caregivers, self-advocates, providers, and allies from communities across the state will receive intensive training on how to teach the curriculum. Workshop participants will receive educational materials, partake in discussions, and co-facilitate an all-day community training event. These newly trained individuals will be able to provide education in their communities allowing for a wider impact, especially to rural and underserved areas of Texas. Residents in those areas often have less access to resources and educational materials that address sexual health and healthy relationships.