The Center for Relationship & Sexuality Education (CRSE) broadens access to important sexual health information and addresses the overwhelming vulnerability to sexual abuse experienced by the intellectual and developmental disability community. We do this by providing learning materials and professional development to members of the disability community, their families/guardians, medical professionals and the educators who support them.
Our goal is to support sexual health and safety for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
People with developmental disabilities have the right to information about their body and safe sexual expression according to their individual capacity to learn."
— Lucille M. Duguay, Established the Oak Hill Center for Relationship & Sexuality Education
We are the proud affiliate of Easterseals. For 100 years, Easterseals has served as an indispensable resource for individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors, and their families. Easterseals affiliates in communities nationwide serve 1.5M people through high-quality programs including autism services, early intervention, workforce development, adult day care and more high-quality programs including autism services, early intervention, workforce development, adult day care and more.
We are grateful for all the support!
Oak Hill’s CRSE has received a very generous grant from the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism for $4,000. This incredible award funded a series of educational webinars designed to empower individuals with Autism. Here they could better protect themselves and take charge of their bodies by learning about healthy relationships and sexual health.
Arizona's Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (ADDPC) has included CRSE's Healthy Relationships and Sexual Education curriculum and workbooks in their 2021 Self-Advocate Resource Guide. This resource guide is "created by people with disabilities for people with disabilities". There was "a thorough review by their self-advocates of several resources regarding healthy relationships and abuse" and our resources were sought to be the most meaningful and accessible. The resource guide is located at https://addpc.az.gov/prevention-abuse.