The WA branch of the Society of Australian Sexologists Ltd. is proud to present:
Sexuality and Disability: SECCA App Training
The SECCA App is a digital translation of a hard-copy resource developed by SECCA alongside Educators and Therapists working with children and adults with disabilities. The SECCA App provides teachers, education assistants, counsellors, health workers, medical staff, and support staff with a resource to assess and develop an individual’s understanding of relationships and sexuality concepts.
Alysha and Kimberley will highlight the value of this web application and provide real-life examples of how to utilise the App whilst working with Autistic clients or students to ensure they can receive comprehensive sexuality education in a manner that bridges gaps, increases understanding of new consents and is sensitive to communication preferences.
If participants wish to do guided activities personally, they can pre-register for the App (free) at: https://app.secca.org.au/app/login#register
We are also happy for participants to send through any questions they may have they would like answered about the app, or de-identified case studies they would like us to show how the App can assist so we can fit these in where possible.
Date: Wednesday 12th July 2023
Time: 6.00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members
RSVP: Essential by 7th July 2023.
Notes: A Zoom link will be sent on the 7h of July 2023.
CPD: Meets requirements for CPD activities as generally defined; please check with your registration body.
About the presenters
Alysha Oorjitham - SECCA Counsellor and Education Officer: Alysha is an Occupational Therapist (OT) who is passionate about empowering individuals to live fulfilling and pleasurable lives as sexual beings. She is enthusiastic about celebrating all aspects of sexuality, LGBTQIA+ exploration and identities, and advocacy for accessible sex and relationship education. At SECCA, Alysha works as an OT, counsellor/consultant, and education officer. She has a particular passion for upskilling and empowering health professionals to support clients with disabilities in providing LGBTQIA+ inclusive and trauma-informed care when addressing the area of sexuality and gender. Alysha gets the opportunity to utilise her skills as an OT in various ways at SECCA, one of many being her ability to support clients with disabilities to find sexual aids that suit their specific needs and functional requests. Alysha enjoys the opportunity to provide comprehensive sex education as a means of harm prevention. She has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (Honours) and is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Sexology.
Kimberley Andreassen - SECCA Education Officer: Kimberley has lived experience as a Neurodivergent, Queer and Non-binary person, and is highly passionate and enthusiastic about intersectional sexual health and relationship education for all regardless of gender, disability, sexual diversity, race, or other intersections. They would love to enact social change through advocacy, education, support, and policy. Their special interests are sexology, Autism, gender diversity, and sexual diversity. At SECCA, Kimberley works with other education officers to develop and enhance resources related to sexuality and disability. Kimberley has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics at Deakin and a Master of Sexology at Curtin.