Relationships

This page contains links to information on different types of relationships.

  1. Friendships
  2. Parents and Carers
  3. Dating and Sex
  4. Siblings


1. Friendship

Friends for Leisure
Friends for Leisure arranges activities from one-to-one friendships through to group activities, such as drama and sports sessions, for children & young people aged 5-21 with disabilities who live in Cheshire East.

The Outsiders Club
A dynamic club for disabled people determined to enjoy their lives to the full.

Stars in the Sky
Stars in the Sky is a dating and friendship service for adults with learning difficulties.

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2. Parents and Carers

Different Dads: Father's stories of parenting disabled children
Different Dads is a collection of personal testimonies written by fathers of children with a disability who reflect on their own experiences and offer advice to other fathers and families on the challenges of raising a child with a disability.

Something different about Dad: How to live with your Asperger's parent
This book looks at how Asperger Syndrome can affect a family when a parent is on the spectrum.

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3. Dating and Sex

A to Z of sex and disability
A light-hearted look at the love and lusts of disabled people in Britain today.

Asperger Meets Girl: Happy endings for Asperger boys
A book about dating and relationships for young men with Asperger's syndrome.

Family Planning Association
The Family Planning Association have a number of resources for parents, children and people with learning disabilities about sexual health and family planning.

Growing up, sex and relationships: A booklet for young disabled people
A booklet for disabled young people by Contact a Family. It covers friends and relationships, growing up, developing sexual relationships, sexual health and a list of useful organisations.

Growing up, sex and relationships: A booklet to support parents of young disabled people
A booklet for parents of disabled young people by Contact a Family. It covers friends and relationships, growing up, developing sexual relationships, sexual health and a list of useful organisations.

Image in Action
Sex and Relationships Education for people with disabilities

Let's talk about sex
Guidance on relationships, sexual health and sexuality for families and professionals by Together for Short Lives.

Love, Sex and You
NHS Dorset has produced an easy to read book designed for people with learning difficulties about love, sex and sexual health.

Sex and Relationship Education PSHE DVDs
A range of Sex Education DVD resources suitable for children and young people including those with special needs.

Sex Education Forum
The Sex Education Forum is the national authority on sex and relationships education (SRE).

Sexual Health and Disability Alliance (SHADA)
SHADA aims to support the sexual health of disabled people and to challenge negative asexualizing stereotypes.

The Love Programme - Relationships and Sexuality, a Young Person's Perspective
Young people from the South Gloucestershire KIDS Relationships and Sexuality group have developed a resource around relationships and sexuality for other young disabled people. They created a film including topics such as personal space, relationships & contraception; as well as a section for parents. 

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4. Siblings

Sibs
Sibs is a charity for the siblings of disabled people.

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