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Gig buddies

Gig buddies is a scheme to support people with learning disabilities to get out to more gigs and events.

Find out more about the scheme >

Stay Up Late

Stay Up Late

Stay Up Late is a registered charity committed to promoting the rights of people with learning disabilities to live the lifestyle of their choosing.

Going out to see bands, clubbing, or seeing friends is part of everyday life for lots of people. However, if you have a learning disability you may need support to do this. Stay Up Late believe that people with learning disabilities have the right to stay up late and have some fun.

Find out more about Stay Up Late >





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Adolescence and sexuality - Information sheet

The Down's Syndrome Association has created an Adolescence and Sexuality information sheet for parents and carers.

View the information sheet >



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Puberty and Sexuality for Children and Young People with a Learning Disability

A comprehensive teaching pack designed for use with children and young people with severe learning disabilities.

View the pack >





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BBC Body changes

This BBC website includes an interactive puberty demo which shows and explains the body changes that boys and girls experience when going through puberty.

Visit the website >



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Easy read leaflets on puberty from Easy Health

A collection of easy read resources on the subject of puberty, some available to download for free, others you have to pay for.

View the leaflets > 


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Easy read leaflets on periods from Easy Health

A collection of easy read leaflets on the subject of periods, free to download from the EasyHealth website.

View the leaflets > 


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Managing Menstruation

An information resource developed for females with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This Australian resource was developed in 1994 by a joint project between the Department of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Queensland and the Division of Intellectual Disability Services in the Queensland Department of Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs. This revised version (2010) was made possible by the Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability in the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland.

View the resource >

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Periods - a practical guide

Produced by BodySense, this book and CD provide women and girls who have a learning disability with a practical visual guide to sanitary protection during their period. They also produce 'I Change My Pad', a booklet that complements 'Periods—a Practical Guide' and is designed to be taken away by the student and kept in her purse or bag for reference.

Visit the BodySense website >

Autism masturbation factsheet

Masturbation factsheet

Factsheet for parents of children or young adults with ASD on masturbation

Read the factsheet >


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Sex and masturbation

Easy read booklet from CHANGE which explains what sex and masturbation are. Topics covered include deciding when to have sex, using contraception, oral & anal sex, privacy and consent.

Buy the booklet >


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Easy read leaflets on sexual health from Easy Health

A collection of easy read leaflets on the subject of sexual health, available to download from the Easy Health website.

View the leaflets >


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Easy read leaflets on contraception from Easy Health

A collection of easy read leaflets on the subject of contraception, available to download from the Easy Health website.

View the leaflets >


Books beyond words

Loving Each Other Safely: Visiting the sexual health clinic leaflet

This leaflet from Beyond Words is an illustrated guide for what to expect when visiting a sexual health clinic.

View the leaflet > 

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Talking together ... about contraception

This two-book pack supports young people with learning disabilities who wish to access contraception.The books are for use by teachers and other professionals working with young people aged 13 and above. Can also be used by parents and carer. Book two is suitable for some young people to use on their own.

Buy them from the Family Planning Association website >

Connect talk to us about relationships and safe sex

Connect is a comprehensive sexual health service, for people of all ages who have learning difficulties or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is held at The Wolverton Centre at Kingston Hospital which is a dedicated sexual health centre. 

Connect offers testing and treatment for STIs, HIV testing, cervical smear tests, free condoms, pregnancy testing and more. 

For further information download the leaflet > 

To book an appointment, download the referral form > 

If you can recommend any information about people with learning disabilities that would be useful to others, please let us know at enquiries@bild.org.uk


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