What's Right about Sex Ed? Module 2 - Sexual Rights
Matching Activity Handout (Adapted from Illinois Imagines Toolkit, 2010)
Directions: Draw a line connecting each Myth with the corresponding Fact
- People with IDD are innocent and should stay that way; they don't need to know about sex.
- If a person with IDD experiences sexual violence, they must have done something to cause it to happen.
- Because some people with IDD have a legal guardian, they can't give consent for anything.
- If a person with IDD claims to be sexually abused, they are making it up or seeking attention.
- A person with IDD is like a child in an adult's body.
- If a person with IDD is given information about sex, they will imitate it without understanding it.
- Sexual violence is NEVER the survivor's fault.
- I still have the right to speak for myself. Check the laws on it!
- I have a right and a need to know about healthy sexuality and about sexual abuse/assault.
- I am an adult in all respects, including sexual desires and feelings.
- I can learn how to be safe and how to make good decisions.
- If I get up the nerve to tell you I've been hurt sexually, you need to believe me.