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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health

Summary

Tailored sexuality education, particularly when delivered individually and intensively, should be considered for young people on the autism spectrum.

All people supporting young people and adults on the autism spectrum should be sensitive to gender and sexual diversity.

Sexuality education programmes in New Zealand need to be responsive to the cultural and linguistic diversity of their participants.

New Zealand research is needed to develop and evaluate sexuality education programmes for young people on the autism spectrum.

Decisions about participating in sexuality education should be guided by whether a person on the autism spectrum values it, and whether they are expected to benefit from it.

MIL OSI