For decades people with developmental disabilities have been treated as if they were asexual or as if, in the absence of exposure to the topic of sexuality, theirs would go away. The denial of the right to have healthy, intimate relationships has caused social and emotional harm. Everyone has the right to sexual education and to freedom and support to develop healthy sexual relationships if they choose. People with disabilities, regardless of severity, also have the right to develop friendships outside of their circle of support providers.
AAIDD Position Statements
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has written position statements on many advocacy topics including sexuality and inclusion.
Know Your Rights (YouTube video)
Know Your Rights is a video about rights and self-advocacy in all areas of life.
10 Best Disabled Dating Sites
This article lists several dating sites specifically for people with disabilities, some that are moderated for safety.
Relationships and Adults with an Intellectual Disability
A literature review on the range of relationships of adults with developmental disabilities and the impact of those relationships.