Amazing You! Getting Smart About Your Private Parts: A First Guide To Body Awareness

“Mom, where do babies come from?” Many parents live in fear of the day their child asks this question, which inevitably happens, often as early as the preschool years. Here is a picture book designed especially for young children who are becoming aware of their bodies, but aren’t ready to learn about sexual intercourse. Written… More Amazing You! Getting Smart About Your Private Parts: A First Guide To Body Awareness

Becoming An “Askable Parent”: How To Talk With Your Child About Sexuality

This booklet for parents outlines the ages and stages of a child’s sexual development from birth through the teen years. The primary focus is on establishing and maintaining open and honest communication with your child throughout all stages of his or her life. “Askable Parent” presents parents with typical examples of situations that may occur… More Becoming An “Askable Parent”: How To Talk With Your Child About Sexuality

Boyfriends and Girlfriends: A guide to Dating for People with Disabilities

Written and illustrated for a hi/lo reader, Boyfriends & Girlfriends is perfect for anyone who is already in a relationship, ready to start one, or still only dreaming about it. The guide is an informative read for parents, counselors, and other support providers. Terri Couwenhoven writes expressly for teens and adults with intellectual or developmental… More Boyfriends and Girlfriends: A guide to Dating for People with Disabilities

Changes In You: For Boys

Book Cover, Changes In You: For Boys

A clearly illustrated, simply worded explanation of the changes of puberty in a positive manner. It covers such topics as physical development, erections, masturbation, wet dreams and sexual abuse prevention. Provides information to help young boys feel good about themselves, stay happy, safe and healthy. Ages 10 and up.

Changes In You: For Girls

Book Cover, Changes In You: For Girls

This popular book explains changes of puberty in a simple, positive manner. It covers such topics as physical development, masturbation, and sexual abuse prevention. Ages 10 and up.

Couples With Intellectual Disabilities Talk About Living and Loving

Book Cover, Couples With Intellectual Disabilities Talk About Living and Loving

Schwier interviewed 15 couples, asking them to tell the story of their relationships, work, and intellectual disabilities. A short history of each couple precedes the account told in their own words. Romance, parenthood, and enduring marriages are all part of these autobiographies, meant to offer encouragement to those with similar conditions and to broaden the… More Couples With Intellectual Disabilities Talk About Living and Loving

First Year Out: A Transition Story

From laser hair removal and coming out to her parents, through to dating, voice training and gender reassignment surgery, this intimate and witty graphic novel follows the character of Lily as she transitions to living as her true, female self. Providing support and guidance on a range of issues such as hormones, medical procedures and… More First Year Out: A Transition Story

Growing up

This publication is a binder, a bit old in language, that offers good basic information and pictures to give young people with intellectual disabilities an understanding of their developing bodies, good hygiene, appropriate social behaviors and ways to protect their personal safety.

He’s Always Been My Son: A Mother’s Story about Raising Her Transgender Son

Janna Barkin’s family has come a long way since their child, Amaya, first told them he was a boy and not a girl and this captivating memoir charts the family’s experiences of raising Amaya, from birth through to adulthood. With powerful chapters written by Amaya’s family and friends, Janna shares personal stories of the support… More He’s Always Been My Son: A Mother’s Story about Raising Her Transgender Son

Helping your Transgender Teen

Book Cover, Helping your Transgender Teen

Addressing common fears and concerns that parents of transgender teens share, the book guides them through steps they can take with their child, including advice on hormones and surgery and how to transition socially. It addresses the recent increase in teens presenting with non-binary identities, and reflects major legal, social and medical developments regarding transgender… More Helping your Transgender Teen

It Happens to Boys Too

Sexual assault can happen to boys. The purpose of this book is to educate boys, their parents and their teachers about the realities of sexual abuse. The format is designed so that the book can be read by boys abd their parents or teacher together or separately. Ages 6-13

It’s My Body

Preschool children learn safe boundaries, how to distinguish between “good” and “bad” touches, and how to respond appropriately to unwanted touches. This book is a powerful book for enhancing self-esteem. Ages 3 and up.