Vulva Masturbation, Autism, and ID/DD #recorded


Instructor: Landa Fox, MA, BCBA, Certified Sexual Health Educator

Duration: 95 minutes of CEU instruction – Self-paced

1.5 General learning BACB® CEUs provided upon course completion – full course description below



 **This course will provide the participant with 1.5 General Learning Type BACB® CEUs**

Description of Learning Type CE Event: This workshop is designed to give clinicians the solid background knowledge needed to develop effective teaching and support strategies for masturbation skills and knowledge for clients with vulvas. The workshop will cover everything from anatomy to hygiene teaching strategies.

About the Instructor: Landa Fox (she/her) is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and Certified Sexual Health Educator living and working in lək̓ʷəŋən Territory (Victoria, British Columbia). She has worked in the field of autism and disability support since 2003. Currently, her work focuses on sexual health, relationship, and safety education for autistic and neurodivergent people. Her work often centers around creating and modifying existing sexual health and relationship education to be meaningful, accessible, and inclusive. She also works to create behaviour support plans to address contextually inappropriate sexual behaviour. All of her work is grounded in principles of harm-reduction. She trains caregivers, teachers, staff, and communities about sexual health development and inclusive sex ed. Her special interests within the area of sexual health education include how to promote a culture of consent and body autonomy for autistic children and youth; developing affirming and rights-based sex education; and advocating for access to sexuality and sexual health for everyone.

Target Audience:BCBA and BCaBAs working in clinical practice; those working with youth and adults; those who are pursuing the CSB Certification; anyone with an interest in learning more about sexual behavior and teaching. Intermediate; clinicians with solid clinical backgrounds who may be working with more complex cases.

Learning Objectives for Participants:

  • Develop a working knowledge of vulvar anatomy that is critical in understanding and teaching vulvar masturbation.
  • Recognize ethical considerations, including relevant BACB Ethical Codes, that are necessary to consider when addressing vulvar masturbation and health.
  • Identify appropriate teaching strategies and resources that can be utilized in teaching vulvar masturbation and hygiene.

Disclaimer: Always remember that taking a CEU, even a multi-hour CEU is NOT enough to demonstrate competency in the content related to the CEU. It is YOUR responsibility to seek out supervision/consultation with the presenter and/or a subject matter expert (SME). The CBS/CBS-C certification is a SUB-field certification designed for the sub-field of SBA it does NOT lead to licensure of its own. Thus to practice with this certification, you’d have to be a BCBA® or BCaBA® via the BACB® and/or certified in your particular state as a Licensed Behavior Analyst.