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Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Autism (HRSA)

Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Autism Program (HRSA)

The Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Autism (HRSA) Program supports adults (19 yrs and up) with autism through introducing concepts of sexuality and social skills through interactive, sex-positive, inclusive sexuality education lessons.

This is an interactive program that meets once a week for two hours (at a time) for 13 weeks. 6-8 participants will be supported by Autism Nova Scotia’s HRSA Educator throughout the 13 weeks of the program. The next cohort of the HRSA Program will begin in January 2021. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to Holly MacLellan, HRSA Coordinator at

Topics Include:
·         Anatomy and Function
·         Gender
·         Relationships
·         Sexual Behaviours
·         Sexual Health
·         Social Interactions
·         Dating
·         and more!

The HRSA Program was developed through funding by Nova Scotia’s Department of Community Services Prevention and Innovation Grant.

Who: Individuals with autism ages 19 and up.
Where: HRSA sessions will happen virtually online using the Zoom video calling program. Participants will join sessions by using a device (computer, tablet) that is connected to the internet.
When: Tuesdays (6-8 PM). 

The application process is done entirely online. Interested participants will be able to complete their application form online once registration for the program opens. The form will be available here on the day registration opens. All application forms will be processed based on the time stamp in which they were submitted.  From there, all applicants will be contacted via email to arrange an intake.
Leave yourself 5-10 minutes to complete the application form.
There is NO option to save the applications once you start, please make sure you are able to complete them in full- partially completed applications will not be considered.
Submit a SEPARATE application for EACH person you wish to apply for.

Please note: 
This program is expected to fill quickly as there are limited. All application forms are time stamped based upon arrival and processed in that order. Because of the high volume of interested people in this program, we cannot hold spots. Completing an application form does not give you a spot; you will be contacted in a few weeks regarding your application’s status and to arrange an intake.

For more information, please contact Holly MacLellan at or 902-210-2537 (work cell).