What is Whole Selves?

Whole Selves is an evidence-informed, healthy relationships curriculum based on more than 10 years of successful teaching in community and school settings. 

Self-esteem, self-determination, consent, boundaries, sexual safety, and the positive experience of intimacy are just some of the topics covered in Whole Selves.

Whole Selves is designed for students with intellectual disabilities (ID) and autism, but will work for anyone. We know it will work for you!

 

What Sets Us Apart?

 

Evidence-Informed and Comprehensive

 

​Our curriculum consists of 18 units that include over 100 lessons covering a range of topics.  From Knowing Yourself to Consent to Sexual Safety, our content is aligned to National Health Education Standards.  Each unit includes pre and post assessments and each lesson contains skill-checks.

Straight-Forward and Inclusive

 

​Teaching methods are flexible and designed for simplicity, but with room for added complexity.  Materials are universally designed and represent a range of abilities, cultures and identities.  Lessons are direct, clear and systematic.

Professional Development and Support

 

Whole Selves is not only a collection of materials, but an approach.  Professional training for educators, human service professionals, caregivers and anyone interested in joining the conversation are an essential part of the work.

Dedicated to Building Community

 

People with intellectual disabilities have the capacity and the right to create and enjoy genuine, meaningful, lifelong relationships. It takes community to realize this vision.