SEND & LGBTQ: How to help SEND youngsters understand their LGBTQ+ identity

As featured at SAYiT conference on SEND & LGBTQ+.

This page has information on books, videos and links to help children and young people, especially those with SEND, to understand LGBTQ+ identities.

The book list has recommended developmental ages so that you can find the perfect books for your needs.

SEND LGBTQ Autism Secondary Schools Advice Consultancy

Books for SEND & LGBTQ+ themes:

SEND LGBTQ Secondary Schools Advice Consultancy

LGBTQ+ Youtubers, some who have SEND:

Talking about LGBTQ with autistic young people

Check out the final page of the LGBTQ+ Youtubers download: You’ll find tips to help you discuss LGBTQ+ with young people on the autistic spectum.

Many autistic students use Youtuibe anyway. So, you are using a resource that they are likely to engage with. The key difference is that you are curating the content to eliminate unhelpful content.

Tips in the Youtube download include:

What does the + mean in LGBTQ+?

Some adults avoid talking about LGBTQ+ because of they are not confident with some of the basics. With lots of other labels, the + makes things simpler. Other labels include:

The Genderbread Person

LGBTQ+ SEND Genderbread person Barnsley Sheffield Consultancy Advice
The Genderbread Person

This free visual resource to help young people to understand identity, sexual orientation, sex as well as sexual attraction.

It includes short lesson plans. You’ll find the genderbread person here or via

Where can I get more info?

  • Aaron King, Director

    With over 20 years experience of working with children & young people in both mainstream and SEND settings, Aaron King is the driving force behind 9000lives.

    Aaron has written for the TES, including in the Leadership & Governance sections. He has also been a school governor for around 15 years.

  • Aaron King

    Aaron King Director

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