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Host Chapter: Halifax Categories: Parents and Caregivers

Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Autism Program (Caregiver)

Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Autism (HRSA)- Caregiver supports parents/caregivers of Autistic family members. HRSA- Caregivers introduces concepts of sexuality and relationships to caregivers while providing tools on how to support them in teaching and discussing sexuality with their Autistic family member from a sex-positive, and inclusive lens.

Ages/Life Stage:

Caregivers/parents of Autistic family member  

Program Cost:



HRSA-Caregiver is delivered in person and virtually via Zoom, depending on the cohort 


The HRSA-Caregiver program is an introductory program to the concepts of Comprehensive Sexuality Education program designed specifically for parents/caregivers of Autistic family members. This program is delivered both in person and virtually through Zoom, depending on the cohort.

Participants in the HRSA-Caregiver program attend weekly two-hour sessions, led by a trained HRSA educator (and supervised by Autism Nova Scotia’s Sexologist), for 7 weeks (either online or in person). Participants in the HRSA-Caregiver program must be a caregiver/parent of an Autistic family member.

Please note: this program is not training for professionals supporting Autistic people. If you are a professional looking for training, please see our training page:

Topics Covered: 

– Comprehensive Sexuality Education
– Support the Development of Personal Skills
– Supporting Knowledge Acquisition of Comprehensive Sexuality Education Topics
– Navigating Sexuality Services in the Community  

Next Cohort: 

The next HRSA cohort is scheduled to start in late April 2024, exact date TBD.

Other Sexuality Programs & Resources: 

HRSA- Adult Program
HRSA- Youth Program


Allie Carroll, Program Supervisor

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