All people have the right to healthy and safe relationships. Unfortunately there is a lack of appropriate education out there to support those relationships for people with disabilities.
People with intellectual disabilities are 7 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than those without. We need to change this. Let’s lower that statistic together by supporting the sexual health for this population through conversations, education, and awareness.
This website is a place for parents, support staff, and self-advocates to find tips, tools, and resources to support the sexual health of people with disabilities.
Pre-order the Sexuality for All Abilities book!
This essential manual helps educators comfortably and knowledgeably bring comprehensive sex education to the special education classroom.
It’s full of best practices for providing students with developmental disabilities with the knowledge and tools to engage in healthy relationships and live full lives as self-advocating sexual beings.
Coming Summer 2020!
Are you interested in being part of this huge project? We welcome any size donation!
Mad Hatter Wellness is not a 501c3. Your contribution is not tax-deductible.
What can we do about this?
We are ready to take on the challenge to globally eliminate sexual violence. This involves an approach that includes tips, tools, and resources to support individuals with disabilities and their advocates through education, awareness, and empowerment.
Visit our shop to find our Flip Books to create sentences on healthy and unhealthy behaviors and touch, Videos on Safety and Healthy Relationships and our Sexuality for All Abilities Curriculum to bring comprehensive sexual education to all!
About Katie Thune
For the past 20 years, Katie has worked with children and adults, both with and without disabilities. Her mission is to help people improve their quality of life. In her 12 years working as a school teacher in Saint Paul Public Schools, her most rewarding work was helping children reach their fullest potential, whether helping a child join Special Olympics or teaching a student mindfulness techniques to use at home
Katie has her Teaching License in Health Education, and Special Education K – 12, as well as her MA in Education: Developmental Disabilities. She also has her Autism Spectrum Disorder Teaching Certificate.
Katie has also done extensive curriculum writing and relationship work with nonprofits like Highland Friendship Club, Lifeworks, Upstream Arts, and Special Olympics MN. She has developed curricula and courses for these organizations on the topics of healthy relationships and sexuality education, incorporating mindfulness activities and yoga.
Katie started Mad Hatter Wellness in 2013 in order to enhance the lives of children and adults with and without disabilities through yoga and wellness by supporting their social, emotional, and physical awareness. We strive to help people to improve their quality of life.
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