Sexuality

Sexuality

SECCA

SECCA is a non-profit organisation designed to support people with disabilities in their efforts to learn about human relationships, sexuality and sexual health across their lifespan.

Helps individuals to develop skills that will empower them to make informed choices, while acknowledging their own individual capacity to enhance the quality of their lives.

SECCA’s services include specialist counselling and education for people who have a disability, their family and significant carers, a consultancy service to outside agencies and service providers for people with disability, specialised training to assist staff and family members who are supporting a person with a disability and an extensive collection of resources specific to the topics of sexuality and disability.

For more information visit: secca.org.au

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People 1st Programme

The People 1st Programme (PIP) supports people with a disability in human relationships, protective education and sexuality, along with parents, carers and service providers.

PIP believes that people with disabilities must be acknowledged as sexual beings who have the right to make informed choices about their sexuality, sexual and reproductive health and relationships.

PIP provides services such as:

  • Counselling
  • One-on-one education
  • Group education
  • Education and Training Workshops for parents, carers, guardians and teachers

For more information visit: www.people1stprogramme.com.au

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Magenta

Magenta offers support, health services, education and information to female, male and transgender workers in the sex industry.

Magenta provides outreach and in-house services to sex workers in commercial sexual services and small owner operated business.

For more information visit: www.magenta.org.au

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Independent Living Centre

The Independent Living Centre provides information about products and services to help people remain independent and improve their quality of life.

You can make an appointment with an occupational therapist at the ILC to discuss which sexual aids may be of benefit to you.

You can contact the Occupational Therapist Enquiry line by

  • Phone on 9381 0608, toll free on 1300 558 886
  • Or by email at help@ilc.com.au

The ILC website provides a list of available sexual aids, including product information and location based supplier lists.

For more information visit: www.ilcaustralia.org.au/search_category_paths/331

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Protective Education

Protective Education training is important for all parents, guardians and carers in order to prevent against child abuse. This training is particularly crucial for those who have a child with a disability, as they may be more physically vulnerable.

Protective Education training provides parents, guardians and carers with an understanding of sexual abuse and strategies to keep children safe and protected from abuse.

Some organisations that conduct Protective Education training include:

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