Despite whether adults with an intellectual disability live at home or whether they use disability support services their families are usually a big part of their lives because adults with an intellectual disability often find it difficult to make friends with other people the relationships that they have with their families are very important. Many people with intellectual disability can be loving partners and parents maintain strong relationships and care for a child parents with intellectual disability usually need additional support as do many other groups in our community such as parents who are very young or who are experiencing mental health issues. For decades people with intellectual disabilities and or developmental disabilities have been thought to be asexual having no need for loving and fulfilling relationships with others individual rights to sexuality which is essential to human health and well being have been denied. Sexual relationships in adults with intellectual disabilities understanding the law article in journal of intellectual disability research 51pt 3197 206 april 2007 with 647 reads. The high rates of sexual assault among people with intellectual disabilities can make romantic relationships difficult one class aims to teach them about healthy relationships and sexuality
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