Talking about Relationships
The SL&RR program respects the right for people with disabilities to have meaningful connections. This includes an understanding that relationships are a fundamental part of life and people with disabilities have the right to respect in their relationships.
For people with an intellectual disability relationships are not always acknowledged by others as being such an important part of their lives. This ableism and oppression restricts many people with disabilities from have fulfilling relationships. Learn more in this resource about challenges people with disability face in having their rights to have relationships recognised and what you can do to support someone to have fulfilling relationships in their life.
“Having a relationship means that you have another person to talk to, you can go and do things together, or play games, or cuddle, or make love, or help out around the house together. It’s hard being on your own, so it is nice to have someone to spend time with.”
Linda Stokoe, SL&RR Peer Educator
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