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Jan 4, 2024, 11:21:49 PMJan 4
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Subject: adaptive and inclusive Health Education curriculum

Attn Senator Catherine Blakespear [D]
cc: Legislative Staffer, Mr. Aubrey Rodrigues

Thank you so much for discussing the urgent need to introduce a more adaptive and inclusive Health Education curriculum. Sex ed is still not standardized in California, and results in very traumatic and tragic consequences for developmentally and intellectually disabled students (DD/ID).

As an autistic person who did not receive sex education, I researched the odds of sexual violence in my peers, and it is supported in the literature that we are at a tenfold increased risk, when compared to aged-matched non-disabled minority groups.

Autistic students also generate repulsion in school staff and supportive therapists when they are classified as engaging in inappropriate behaviors. Autistic people who do not learn about sexual health are disproportionately committing illegal acts to engage sexually, which is their biological and existential right.

Dr. Henny Kupferstein (she/her)

Save a penny, Vote Henny ! 
Assembly 77 2024 
Coastal San Diego, Candidate

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