Doing What Comes Naturally? Dispelling Myths and Fallacies about Sexuality and People with Developmental Disabilities

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Although the desire to love and be loved is innate, the ability to engage in healthy sexual relationships is not. Doing What Comes Naturally? is not just about sexual activity. It is about engaging in relationships; it is about self-esteem. Orieda Horn Anderson addresses topics such as signs of sexual abuse, sexual incident reporting and counseling techniques. She shares stories of success from people she has counseled. A longtime sex educator who is still working well into her 80s, Orieda has created a compassionate and practical guide for social workers, counselors, families and anyone who supports or cares about a person with developmental disabilities.

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Orieda Horn Anderson has been a sex educator for more than 60 years and has worked with people with developmental disabilities for over 30 years. A consultant who works with agencies throughout the United States, Ms. Anderson lives in Moline, Illinois.

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Her candid, informed, accessible text is dramatic, scientific, insightful, and at times surprising. Doing What Comes Naturally? is enthusiastically recommended reading for health care professionals, men and women with developmental disabilities, and those that love and care for them. --The Midwest Book Review

Orieda advocates strongly for thorough and sensitive sex education of persons with disabilities. Doing What Comes Naturally? describes what happens when education is lacking; including sexual abuse, behavior problems, relationship issues, and untreated physical conditions. One minute she is like your grandmother, telling you interesting stories. Later she is a powerful minister preaching truths about life. Orieda can touch your soul with her honesty and insights. --Shirley Paceley, Blue Tower Training Center

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