The Flexible Mind Therapy Podcast

Joe Falkner on Autism Spectrum Disorders and related topics, Executive Functioning, and Cognitive Rehabilitation. Hosted by Joseph Falkner, MST/CCC-SLP, CAS

Podcast 8 Sexuality and ASD Exploitation and Victimization 3: Training for Individuals with ASD

Posted by flexiblemindtherapy in Sexuality, Autism

In this third podcast on Sexuality and ASD Exploitation and Victimization, we will discuss the first part of reducing risks of victimization which is training of Individuals with ASD.  This training goes far beyond just the sexual act, but rather goes into many of those aspects that individuals need to develop to be happy, healthy, and safe, including:  personal rights, healthy self-concept, options for healthy sexual identity/orientation/expression, options for healthy gender identity and expression, relationship training, and sex education (including discussions of ASD specific factors).

Sexuality and Autism Spectrum Disorders 7-Exploitation and Victimization 2

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In the second part of our discussion on Exploitation and Victimization of Individuals with ASD, we will discuss signs and symptoms of victimization, as well as digital risks and signs and symptoms of exploitation and victimization.

Podcast 6 Sexuality and ASD Exploitation and Victimization 1

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Today's podcast is a little break from the extrinsic and intrinsic factors that affect relationship, sexuality, and gender identity development and expression in individuals with ASD.  Today, we will start a series of podcasts on Exploitation and Victimization of Individuals with ASD.  We will be looking at the prevalence and risk factors for exploitation and victimization in individuals with ASD during this podcast.  In the next podcast, we will look at the signs and symptoms of exploitation and victimization, as well as the digital risks and signs of exploitation and victimization.

Sexuality and Autism Spectrum Disorders 5-Systemizing, Empathizing, and Interpersonal Synchrony

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I'm really excited for today's podcast.  It covers two areas:  Systemizing vs. Empathizing and Interpersonal Synchronization that I wasn't certain how I would fit in to this series of podcasts.  The second subject, Interpersonal Synchronization, is of particular interest because I feel it is under-discussed, and its impact is often unrecognized.

Sexuality and Autism Spectrum Disorders 0-Overall Introduction

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Today we are going to take a step back to the beginning of the podcasts on ASD and Sexual Development, to provide a bit of context and scope for this series of podcasts. I realized that I hadn't provided enough scope or context for either why I, as a speech-language pathologist, was interested in and discussing sociosexual development and individuals with ASD, as well as what was going to be discussed around approaches and strategies for addressing needs or areas of growth.  

Sexuality and Autism Spectrum Disorders 4-Neuro Frameworks

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In today's podcast, we will explore the Neuropsychological Frameworks that may explain the behavior of individuals with ASD.  These frameworks (Weak Central Coherence, Context Blindness, Theory of Mind, and Executive Functions) will then discussed within the context of sociosexual development and expression of individuals with ASD.

Sexuality and Autism Spectrum Disorders 3-Ableism

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On today's podcast, I discuss the first of the extrinsic (or external) factors that impact on the sociosexual development of individuals with ASD:  Ableism.  For those unfamiliar with ableism, it is "a form of discrimination or prejudice against individuals with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities that is characterized by the belief that these individuals need to be fixed or cannot function as full members of society" (Castañeda & Peters, 2000).  It is also one of the largest hindrances to the sociosexual development of individuals with ASD according to a number of authors.

Sexuality and Autism Spectrum Disorders 2-Social Challenges

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In this podcast, I will review many of the social challenges that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders experience, as well as discuss some of the impacts on sociosexual development.

Sexuality and Autism Spectrum Disorders 1-NT Sexual Development and Intro to ASD Sexual Development

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This podcast episode will introduce basic concepts related to development of sexuality in neurotypical individuals, as well as introduce some initial topics related to sexuality and individuals with ASD.