Below is a list of courses you may take.

Introduction: Setting the Tone

Welcome to Whole Selves(SM): Setting the Tone! This unit is made up of four fun and engaging lessons that will serve as an introduction to the class. Here, your student(s) will preview...

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Introduction: What is Whole Selves II?

Welcome to Whole Selves℠ II!  This unit is made up of four engaging lessons that serve as an introduction to the second part of the Whole Selves℠ curriculum.  Here students will . . .

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Unit 1: Fundamental Boundaries

In this unit students learn how to firmly set a boundary, how to get and give consent, and that they and others have the right to set boundaries for touch, their possessions, what people . . .

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Unit 1: I Matter

I Matter is the first main unit in the Whole Selves(SM) I curriculum. Students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, like all students, need guidance developing self-esteem...

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Unit 2: Knowing Yourself

Throughout the Knowing Yourself unit, students will have an opportunity to further explore their personal interests, abilities, character, and feelings. This unit has compiled...

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Unit 2: Types of Relationships

In this unit, students explore and categorize the types of relationships in their lives. They also learn that each type of relationship comes with its own set of Boundaries.

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Unit 3: Healthy Relationships

In Healthy Relationships, students learn the five elements of a healthy relationship:  Trust, Support, Communication, Respect, and Healthy Boundaries.  These elements are explored in friendships . . .

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Unit 3: Self-Care

In the Self-Care unit of Whole Selves I, students learn to take care of their physical, mental, and emotional health. The unit begins by teaching self-care of the body where students....

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Unit 4: Emotions

Welcome to Emotions. In this unit, students explore a wide range of emotions with a focus on happiness, anger, sadness and fear / anxiety. We want students to be able...

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Unit 4: Friendships

This unit is all about making friends and sustaining existing friendships. Students learn about boundaries in friendships, managing conflicts, social dilemmas, peer pressure and red flags.

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Unit 5: Romantic Relationships and Dating

In this unit students learn the steps of dating and that attraction is usually the first step. They learn about sexual orientation, red flags in romantic . . .

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Unit 5: Self-Advocacy

Welcome to Self-Advocacy. In this unit, students learn to speak up for themselves. The meaning and importance of self-advocacy is taught first, before students learn specific steps that can help them . . .

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Unit 6: Decision-Making

Welcome to Decision-Making. This unit helps students learn how to make healthy and safe decisions in their lives.

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Unit 6: Navigating Sexual Relationships

In this unit we review enthusiastic consent, reproductive anatomy, and masturbation. We clarify what sex is, talk about sexual safety, birth control, STIs, and pregnancy. We teach that . . .

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Unit 7: Boundaries and Personal Safety

This unit gives students strategies to stay safe and how to help   prevent violence against them.  We review bullying and define assault and abuse. 

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Unit 7: Public and Private

In this unit, students learn the difference between public and private places, activities, and topics and that their whole body is private.

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Unit 8: Puberty

Welcome to Puberty. This comprehensive unit consists of 12 lessons that teach students about their bodies, feelings, and thoughts as they . . .

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Unit 8: What I’ve Learned

In this unit we explore how to be a self-advocate at work, reasonable and unreasonable expectations for a job, making good decisions at work, and . . .

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