You have the right to be included. Ask for any adjustments that you need.
The information must:
apply to you
be presented in a way that you understand
For example, if your condition means that you find it difficult to open a condom packet, the person teaching you will need to find another way to make this work for you.
Teachers should not say “I don’t know”. If they cannot help you, ask them to find someone who can. They should also respect your privacy. You can ask for a private session on your own if that is what you want.
If you’re not getting the information you need
If you have questions about sex and you do not want to ask them in a lesson, ask someone you trust. For example, a school counsellor, a teacher or anyone you know who can help you. Tell them what you want to know about and why. You can ask them not to tell your parents.
Outsiders is a social, peer support and dating club, run by and for disabled people. You can email them for advice and support. They also provide people who can give you advice and support called ‘sexual advocates’. They can:
explore what sex means to you
help you to make appointments to get sex advice from people like doctors and counsellors
Sexual advocates can also help you to have difficult conversations with other people. For example, talking to your parents about having some time on your own. This could give you the chance to masturbate if you want to.