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. The link for the transcript is: sexuality_and_autism_spectrum_disorders_3-ableism.pdf. As always, my podcast can be found at: flexiblemindtherapy.podbean.com/ or on iTunes at: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-flexiblemindtherapys-podcast/id1233264485.
I've just completed second podcast for my podcast station on an "Sexuality and Autism Spectrum Disorders--Social Challenges." This podcast reviews many of the social challenges that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders experience, as well as discussing some of the impacts of these challenges on sociosexual development. Here is a link to my podcast: http://flexiblemindtherapy.podbean.com/
And, here is a transcript, along with citations and bibliography, for this podcast: sexuality_and_autism_spectrum_disorders_2--social_challenges.pdf
I've just completed the first podcast for my new podcast station on an "Introduction to Sexuality in Individuals with ASD." This podcast episode introduces basic concepts related to development of sexuality in neurotypical individuals, as well as introduces some initial topics related to sexuality and individuals with ASD. Over time, I hope to add many more podcasts on this subject. Here is a link to my podcast: flexiblemindtherapy.podbean.com/e/introduction-to-sexuality-in-individuals-with-asd/
And, here is a transcript, along with citations and bibliography, for this first podcast: introduction_to_sexuality_and_asd.pdf.