Join The Arc of Pennsylvania for a webinar that will discuss the importance of empowering individuals with IDD to be who they are and understand their body. This webinar is geared towards parents and adults with IDD. Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski will give a presentation on her curriculum – Inside Out: Abuse Prevention for Adults with Different Abilities.
When: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 6 – 7 pm
Where: Virtual Webinar (via Zoom)
Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski is an RN, educator, counselor, author, and speaker. Her best job is Nonnie. She began serving teen parents in the 70s and founded The Washington Health System Teen Outreach in 1988. She and her staff have presented sexuality education to over 250,000 young people and mentored over 15,000 young parents.
Dr. Mary Jo is the author of 38 books, including Inside Out: Your Body is Amazing Inside and Out and Belongs ONLY to YOU, a program on child abuse prevention for elementary students. She is the creator of the 12 books in The Nonnie Series for children ages 8 and up on challenging topics like death, consent, disability, gender, sex, trauma, relationships, mental health, quarantine, race, birth and puberty. Her book for adults, Sex Ed is in Session: An Adult Guide to Connecting with Young People about Life’s Topics, won a 2021 Silver Award from Living Well Books.