Emancipating Passion: Intellectual Disabilities and the Right to Sexual Fulfillment
This week Jer and Bri are joined by Maddie Sherman, an Occupational Therapist specializing in working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They explore the Department of Community Services’ housing support for this population, discussing safety, mobility, and engagement in daily activities. Maddie highlights the delicate balance between ensuring safety and preserving the dignity and rights of individuals supported. Another intriguing topic they cover is sexuality as an occupation, often overlooked in occupational therapy. Maddie emphasizes the importance of consent, privacy, and accessibility to spaces for sexual expression and relationships, particularly for this population.
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