05 October, 2012
Aurion Learning and the sexual health charity FPA are proud to announce that their innovative ‘All About Us’ interactive CD-ROM and DVD-ROM has been awarded a 2012 Peer Award. Aurion Learning and FPA worked together to create this unique learning resource, designed to be fun and easy to use.
All About Us won the prestigious ‘Most Inspirational Idea’ Award. This award is given to the project that was most outstanding in terms of impact, innovation and insight.
All About Us aims to help the personal development and knowledge of people with learning disabilities around sex, sexuality and relationships. It provides a self-study learning tool that can be used by someone with learning disabilities on their own, or with support, to introduce key issues including understanding emotions, keeping safe, what it means to become an adult, and appropriate behaviour in public and private spaces.
All About Us complements the delivery of sex and relationships education in the home, school, and other learning environments. It comes with British sign language interpreter option.
Speaking about the award, Audrey Simpson, Director of FPA in Northern Ireland said: “We’re thrilled to have won the Award and so proud of this resource. The response from people with learning disabilities, parents and professionals has been tremendous.
People with learning disabilities have the right, capacity and freedom to enjoy and express their sexuality without exploitation, oppression, physical and emotional harm. This right is often denied to people with learning disability which is why we produced All About Us. ”
All About Us enables people with learning disability to get the important information and support they need on sex, sexuality and relationships increasing their capacity to develop strong relationship bonds and develop personal and social resilience. People with learning disabilities using the CD will help develop confidence in looking after themselves, negotiating all kinds of relationships and understanding their physical and emotional development as sexual beings.
Dr Maureen Murphy, Managing Director of Aurion Learning said: “All About Us has been used by FPA in training events for professionals who work with people with learning disabilities in countries such as Latvia and Macedonia. It has attracted international markets in New Zealand, Australia and the Czech Republic and several countries such as Iceland, Latvia and Israel have expressed an interest in translating it for use in their countries.
Most important of all people with learning disabilities have reported that they now feel more informed and confident around relationships and sexual health issues.”
The Peer Awards for Excellence celebrate accomplishments of real people making an impact at work and across the community. They reward businesses for consistently demonstrating high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility and employee engagement.
Pictured: Audrey Simpson, Director of FPA in Northern Ireland
Additional Information for Editors
The sexual health charity FPA (Family Planning Association) champions the importance of good sexual health and reproductive rights of all people. It educates, informs, supports and campaigns for people throughout the UK. The Family Planning Association is a registered charity number 250187.Contact the Press Office on 0207608 5264/5264 or mobile 07958 921 060.
Aurion Learning is an award winning online learning solutions provider. It helps organisations deliver intelligent learning and development solutions including e-learning, learning portals, learning management systems (LMS) and continuing professional development (CPD) management tools. It also provides strategy and capability building services to help organisations develop focussed online learning strategies and to develop their own online learning in-house.
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