Sexuality and Disability Service

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Our Sexuality and Disability Service offers individual and group-based programs that are tailored to the sexuality support needs of people with disability and those who support them.

Family Planning NSW provides specialist sexuality and relationship support for people with:

  • intellectual disability
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • acquired brain injury

We support participants to develop sexuality and relationship skills across the lifespan. We use specialised assessments and a person-centred approach to support participants to engage more in their community and live as autonomously as possible.

Our staff are qualified allied health professionals with experience in working with people with disability around sexuality issues.

The Sexuality and Disability Service is now available to clients across NSW via telehealth.

Topics covered

  • Puberty
  • Self-esteem
  • Social skills
  • Managing menstruation
  • Healthy relationships
  • Public and private behaviours
  • Sexual identity
  • Cyber-safety
  • Safe sex practices
  • Personal hygiene
  • Parenting
  • Contraception options
  • Pregnancy options
  • Protective behaviours
  • Sexual behaviours of concern
  • Managing menopause

How much does it cost?

Family Planning NSW is a registered provider of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). All sessions are included in a person’s NDIS plan with no out-of-pocket expenses.

The Sexuality and Disability Service provides the following:

  • therapeutic support
  • specialised assessment of skills, abilities and needs

For more information about the NDIS and eligibility, contact the NDIS on 1800 700 110 or visit www.ndis.gov.au. If you do not have an NDIS plan, please contact Family Planning NSW to discuss other funding options.

For bookings and information contact Family Planning NSW

Phone (02) 4929 4485

Address Ground Floor 384 Hunter Street

Newcastle NSW 2300

Email psychology@fpnsw.org.au

The Sexuality and Disability Service is now available to clients across NSW via telehealth.

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