Social Skills & Sexuality Education Groups/ staff education Sexuality Advocates For Education

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Contact Information

Sexuality Advocates For Education
Contact: Rebecca Barry, LSW & Mary Ellen Goodwin
Email Address:
Phone: 508-505-6188
Alternate Phone: 508-446-5112
Attleboro, MA Area Served: Southeast
Map Location Social Skills & Sexuality Education Groups/ staff education


Sexuality Advocates For Education is a small independent partnership operated by Rebecca Barry and Mary Ellen Goodwin. They provide sexuality education to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They encourage staff training to support all people to be seen as sexual beings and respected as such.

Location: Boston, MA

Length of program: Varies depending on need of participants. Groups are often 1.5 hours per week for 8 weeks; staff training is usually between 3-4 hours, depending on the topic.


Throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the majority of trainings take place in the Southeastern part of Massachusetts and the Northern parts of Rhode Island, however S.A.F.E is willing to travel.

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Target audience: Individuals and staff, usually separately

Maximum number in class: Determined per training site

Trainers: Rebecca Barry, LSW, and Mary Ellen Goodwin are both Sexuality Educators through Planned Parenthood. Both Trainers have also attended a 60 hour certification series offered by DDS on Human Sexuality, Relationships & Social Skills. Together, Mary Ellen and Rebecca have over 30 years of experience working in the field of Human Services, specializing in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The goal is to provide educational opportunities regarding the topic of sexuality to all people and to increase awareness, acceptance and support in the Human Services field regarding the topic of sexuality as it pertains to people with disabilities. Ideally, all people will, in their lifetime, have the opportunity to develop meaningful and positive relationships.

Service Types

  • Self-Advocacy - Health and Safety

Program Type

  • Education
  • Relationships/Friendships
  • Self-Advocacy Training

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities
  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds