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Healthy Relationships, Sexuality & Autism

Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Autism Program (HRSA)

The Healthy Relationships, Sexuality & Autism (HRSA) program supports Autistic adults/adults with autism (19 yrs and up) introducing concepts of sexuality and social skills through interactive, sex-positive, inclusive sexuality education lessons. The program is free to join!

This interactive program meets once a week for two hour sessions for 16 weeks. 6-8 participants will be supported by Autism Nova Scotia’s HRSA Educator throughout the 16 weeks of the program.
 
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.

Registration for the Fall 2021 Cohort of the Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Autism program is now closed.

Healthy Relationships, Sexuality & Autism Youth Program (HRSA-Y)

Autism Nova Scotia is excited to offer the NEW Healthy Relationships, Sexuality & Autism Youth Program (HRSA-Y)!

HRSA-Y is a comprehensive sexuality education program that supports Autistic youth/youth with autism (15-18 years old) introducing concepts of sexuality and social skills through interactive, sex-positive, inclusive sexuality education lessons.

This free interactive program meets once a week for 1.5-hour sessions for 10 weeks. 6-8 participants will be supported by Autism Nova Scotia’s HRSA Educator throughout the 10 weeks of the program.
 
Topics Include:
· Anatomy and Function
· Gender
· Relationships
· Sexual Behaviours
· Sexual Health
· Social Interactions
· Dating
· and more!

The HRSA-Y Program was developed through funding by the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.

To submit an application for the Healthy Relationships, Sexuality & Autism Youth program please click here.

PLEASE READ THE REGISTRATION PROCESS CAREFULLY.

The application process is done entirely online. 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.

Please note:
This program is expected to fill quickly as there are limited spots. 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 guarantee you a spot in the program.

For more information, please contact Holly MacLellan, HRSA Coordinator, at hmaclellan@autismns.ca or 902-410-6721 (call or text).

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