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Relationships and dating

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It's important for young people to maintain friendships and make new friendships after leaving school. Participating in the community, through sport and recreation, the arts, volunteering, work or study are all great ways to meet new people.

True Relationships and Reproductive Health (True) (formerly Family Planning Queensland) advocates that people with disability have access to information and resources to support informed choices about relationships and sexual and reproductive health.

True offers workshops and training to support parents, carers and professionals to learn strategies to talk about sexuality and relationships with children, young people and adults with disability.

True have also developed a program called Looking after me that uses visual resources and interactive activities to support individuals to understand their bodies, enjoy healthy relationships and be safe.

Risks associated with online dating

There are many online dating websites that young people can easily access. It is extremely important for young people with disability to be aware of the risks associated with using these sites and that they are provided with information in order to stay safe.

These sites are limited to young people over the age of 18 and in some instances, over the age of 21.

Kids Helpline provides some useful information about dating, including the dangers associated with online dating.

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Last updated 17 October 2018