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Feature Issue on Sexuality and People with Intellectual, Developmental and Other Disabilities
Published by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD) and the Research and Training Center on Community Living, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota Volume 23 Number 2 Spring/Summer 2010
From the Editors
As this Impact issue is about to be published, one of the pioneers in sexuality education for persons with disabilities has just passed away. Her name is Winifred Kempton and one of the reasons this Impact issue is able to provide the depth and breadth of information it does is that she was among those who, over 40 years ago, publicly acted on her conviction that individuals with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities have the right and need to receive information about sexuality. The tools she created for sexuality education (including a dozen books as well as sexuality education programs she authored or co-authored) approached individuals with disabilities as fully-formed people with an intrinsic right to know about and participate in this part of the human experience. She was a genuine advocate in the truest sense, and will be missed.
Today, other pioneering voices are carrying on that advocacy and education work, and in this issue of Impact readers will have the opportunity to hear from some of them as they talk about the range of issues that are part of sexuality in its fullness. It's our hope that the articles gathered here will provide information and inspiration that further support the right and opportunity for people with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities to understand and express this essential dimension of human life.
Managing Editor: Vicki Gaylord
Sue Fager, PACER Center, Bloomington, Minnesota
David Hancox, Metropolitan Center for Independent Living, St. Paul, Minnesota
Carol Ely, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
Pam Stenhjem, Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
Impact is published by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD), and the Research and Training Center on Community Living and Employment, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. This issue was supported, in part, by Grant #90DD0654 from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD), US Department of Health and Human Services; and Grant #H133B080005 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), US Department of Education.
The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute, Center or University. The content does not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education or the US Department of Health and Human Services, and endorsement by the Federal Government should not be assumed.
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Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/232). Citation: Fager, S., Hancox, D., Ely, C., Stenhjem, P., & Gaylord, V. (Eds.). (Spring/Summer 2010). Impact: Feature Issue on Sexuality and People with Intellectual, Developmental and Other Disabilities, 23(2). [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration].
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