ADM #2023-03 Right to Sexual Activity and the Role of Consent

The purpose of this Administrative Memorandum (ADM) is to affirm that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (“individuals”) have rights regarding sexual expression and sexual activity and to ensure that these rights are not unnecessarily denied. Additionally, this ADM outlines the procedures used for determining or assessing an individual’s capacity to make an informed choice regarding sexual activity if concerns are raised in this regard. Finally, this ADM offers guidance for providers regarding the development of training and supports for individuals who require additional education and supports on this topic.