Sex Education Curriculum

MHDD CD-DD Sex Education Act:  Did you know?

  • Self-advocates advocated for sex education and wanted to play a role in how this was provided to them.
  • Self-advocates through The Alliance testified in stakeholder meetings, submitted witness slips, and testified before the legislature.
  • Self-advocates and The Alliance have been active members of the Sex Ed Workgroup and the work of its subcommittees.
  • The Alliance conducted focus groups to make sure the voices of self-advocates were central to the implementation of the new law.

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Curriculum

Curriculum Committee Summary

405 ILCS 5/4-211 requires the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) to approve course material in sex education. The factors IDHS must consider in approving the sex education material are set forth is 405 ILCS 5/211 (a)-(i). The Department may not withhold approval of materials that otherwise meet the criteria specified in this Section on the basis that they include or refer to a religious or faith based perspective.

The Committee established a process to review and approve the sex education material to assess whether it met the standards outlined in the statute.

The IDHS approved the sex education materials listed below. The sex education materials may change to include other materials submitted, evaluated and approved by the Committee.

Disclaimer-IDHS has approved a list of all the sex education materials listed on this website. IDHS does not favor one particular set of sex education materials over another nor does their order of appearance in the list constitute any particular favor by IDHS.

Sex Education Implementation Oversight Committee

Process Committee Summary

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405 ILCS 5/4-211 requires the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) to approve course material in sex education. The factors IDHS must consider in approving the sex education material are set forth is 405 ILCS 5/211 (a)-(i). The Department may not withhold approval of materials that otherwise meet the criteria specified in this Section on the basis that they include or refer to a religious or faith based perspective. The Committee established a process to review and approve the sex education material to assess whether it met the standards outlined in the statute. The IDHS approved the sex education materials listed above. The sex education materials may change to include other materials submitted, evaluated and approved by the Committee. Disclaimer-IDHS has approved a list of all the sex education materials listed on this website. IDHS does not favor one particular set of sex education materials over another nor does their order of appearance in the list constitute any particular favor by IDHS.