Open Hands Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervention Modules

Module 21: Sexuality

PaTTAN - Online Course

Session Dates

Saturday February 05, 2022 - PaTTAN - Online Course
Thursday March 10, 2022 - PaTTAN - Online Course

This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.

This course focuses on sexuality and that sexuality is a part of human life. Content will review that by providing information and support about sexuality to students who are deaf-blind, we are helping people have the information that they need to lead a self-determined life.


Participants will:

  • Define sexuality as a natural and healthy part of the human experience.
  • Examine issues of sexuality which are relevant across the lifespan.
  • Describe sexuality education content for various ages (i.e., infant/toddler, preschool, school age, middle and high school, transition).
  • Distinguish sexuality myths from facts and understand the importance of sexuality education that is factual, medically accurate, age appropriate, and free of bias.
  • Describe the important role that self-esteem plays in self-determination and making healthy, informed choices.
  • Review the importance of being proactive with sexuality education and providing instruction before it is needed or becomes a problem.
  • Identify how sexuality education may be governed by laws and policies and must be conducted in collaboration with educational teams and families.

Target Audience

Teams and Individuals working with and/or interested in professional development regarding students who are deaf-blind, such as parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and other service providers, including those who are not seeking to become interveners.

Topics Covered: Deaf-Blind

Event Info

Event Type:

On-line Courses

Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Lorraine Byer

Content Contact:

Patti McGowan

Additional Info

This module is part of the Open Hands Open Access Intervener Learning Modules (OHOA) series; you must be an OHOA cohort participant to register. The PA Deaf-Blind Project runs a training of the OHOA modules with a new cohort beginning each year in January.  Please contact Patti McGowan or Lorraine Byer for more information about the OHOA modules.