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Host Chapter: South Shore, Cumberland County, Halifax Categories: Adults, Children and Youth Virtual Event

Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Autism Program (Youth)

Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Autism (HRSA)-Youth supports older teens (age 15-18). HRSA introduces concepts of sexuality and relationships using interactive, sex-positive, and inclusive sexuality education lessons.

Ages/Life Stage:

Older teens (age 15-18) 

Program Cost:



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


The HRSA-Youth program is a Comprehensive Sexuality Education program designed specifically for Autistic youth. This program is delivered both in person and virtually through Zoom, depending on the cohort.  
Participants in the youth program (ages 15-18) attend weekly one and a half hour long sessions, led by a trained HRSA educator (and supervised by Autism Nova Scotia’s Sexologist), for 10 weeks (either online or in person). Participants must 15-18 years old to join the youth program and be able to attend program sessions independently. To allow for full and open participation for Autistic individuals, parents and/or caregivers are not permitted to attend program sessions. 

Topics Covered:

– Sexuality & Values 
– Human Development 
– Gender & Sexual Orientation 
– Sexual Behaviours 
– Sexual Health 
– Sexuality & the Law 
– Decision Making 
– Relationships & Dating  

Next Cohort:

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


Other Sexuality Programs:

HRSA- Adult Program
HRSA- Caregiver Program

"I have made a lot of strides in the right direction in terms of my relationships with my family and my friends and I feel like what I learned in the course has led me to have healthier relationships with these people."

- Program Participant

"The HRSA program has had a profound impact on my overall wellbeing in many different ways. It has taught me about body parts and behaviours that I personally never knew existed. And it has taught me about how to have stronger and better relationships of all kinds. This program will have a forever positive impact the entire rest of my life. "

- Program Participant


Allie Carroll, Program Supervisor

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