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Liana Marks

Teacher, Milestones

Liana Marks works at Milestones, a nonprofit in Northampton, MA, teaching sexuality classes for adults. She has contributed to Whole Selves (, a healthy relationships curriculum for students with intellectual disabilities and autism.

March 2020
Illustration shows classroom scene with adults learning about relationships and sex.

Why adults with autism need sex education

by  /  13 March 2020

Too few students with autism or intellectual disabilities have sex education. That omission may prevent them from forming fulfilling romantic relationships, and it may make them targets of abuse.