This presentation will describe how a government agency comprised of programs that support persons with disabilities used its vision of autonomy and empowerment to create public policy reform for the advancement of sexual expression rights and sex education for persons with disabilities. It brings into focus the partnership it developed with self-advocates to formulate objectives and induct a variety of potential allies, developing not only legislation but a subsequent educational and social matrix to continue to advance and inculturate the rights of members of these communities and provide individuals with the knowledge base to facilitate self-advocacy, prevention and self-protection.


Dr. Mary L. Milano, Teresa Parks

Area of Focus

Disability Advocacy and Inclusion