Tuesday 14th November 17
Everyone talked breifly about: Who they are, what they do, what they hope to learn at SHADA what they bring to us and something they have done recently that has directly led to helping/improving a disabled person’s sexual life.
Angela Loughran with Francesca Cross of Leonard Cheshire talked about their work, and Fracesca told us about her new creation called the website and future store in London. www.pleasuregardenshop.co.uk.
Michelle Donald spoke of her frustration at getting sexuality accepted in spinal units with a talk entitled, ‘Sex Therapy in a SCI setting – a quick look at my role within the UK spinal centres’.
After lunch, Julia Bahner talked about her research on sex and disability in the UK with ground-breaking information, ‘Sexual facilitation: a forgotten issue or not worth fighting for? Examples from policy and disability rights advocacy’
Matt Valentine-Chase gave us a fascinating talk: ‘Being Present for Better Sex’.
Helen Dunman then spoke about her project with Claire de Than: ‘Providing workshops for parents of children and adolescents with severe physical and learning disabilities and complex medical and sensory needs’.
Dr Sally Lee had reported that she’s had an article published in Social Work Education and she has been invited to speak at a conference in Canada next summer. Tuppy Owens told the group that her School of Sex for Disabled People has some unique information in it, and will go live on www.School-of-Sex.info
The date of next meeting was discussed and it is fixed for Monday 12th March 2018.