two people with disability sitting on a park bench cuddling

Friendship and relationships enrich our lives. People with autism, disability or brain injury face the same issues as other people when it comes to relationships. Friendship is important. And the desire to love and be loved, whether as a friend or an intimate companion, is a drive that defines a person in a way that no disability ever can.

These needs are impossible to ignore. Once this fact is acknowledged and accepted, the task of gaining the skills and rules that help us to form relationships and to make them a positive force in our lives may begin. 

Liz Dore, Relationships Counsellor and Educator

Watch the Dateables video below:

Video caption: ‘Love is in the air’ The Dateables is a short documentary exploring love, sexuality, and dating as experienced by those on the spectrum of intellectual disability.

Liz Dore is an NDIS provider and offers counselling and education for individuals, couples or small groups who want to:

  • Develop relationships and improve communication skills
  • Build confidence dating
  • Form healthy relationships
  • Increase their self-esteem
  • Express their sexuality appropriately and positively
  • Learn about sex and safety
  • Discuss separation and grief

For more information, counselling, resources, and workshops - exploring love, sexuality, and dating – for people on the spectrum of intellectual disability, read more about Liz Dore’s work in the July/August edition of the NEWSLETTER of IDEAS


You can contact Liz Dore, Relationships Counsellor and Educator by:

Phone: 0416 122 634
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: www.relationshipsandprivatestuff.com
 

For help with:

  • Puberty and self-esteem
  • Relationship and communication skills
  • Healthy relationships
  • Expressing their sexuality appropriately and positively
  • Sex, consent and safe sex; and protective behaviours.

You can also contact the IDEAS Disability Info Line to find out how you can services where you live by calling 1800 029 904