• ARCSHS La Trobe University (map)
  • 215 Franklin St
  • Melbourne, VIC, 3000
  • Australia

Human rights say that you have the right to be sexual and to have relationships but for many people with an intellectual disability this is still not a part of their lives where they are making decisions or where they are having positive experiences.

Loving someone, being sexual, deciding how you want to express your sexuality are not always easy things to do and it is important that people get information, education and support to help them. The problem is much of the education and information is about rules and for many people others decide what the rules are.

The research and programs in this presentation are about what people with an intellectual disability have said about sexuality and relationships in their lives and about how people with an intellectual disability can be heard and involved in shaping what happens for them and for each other so they can live and love the way they want to.