International conference: „Autism. Sexuality” – program

We invite you to the International Conference, which was usually organized in winter in Leszno, Poland. This year, the Scientific Committee of Conference decided to touch an extremely sensitive and important topic – the sexuality of people on the autism spectrum. Due to the specificity of the time, the entire event will be on-line and will be translated into English and Russian. We invite you.




Conference programme




10:00 Opening 

10:15 – 11:15 Introduction to the sexuality of people in the autism spectrum – Sławomir Jakima, MD, PhD, specialist psychiatrist, psychotherapist, clinical sexologist and supervisor of PTS and PTMS, Warsaw

11:15 – 12:00 What is sexuality – between the obvious and the integrity – Magdalena Przystańska, M.Sc, psychologist, psychotherapist, clinical sexologist, PTS supervisor, Poznań

Break 12:00-12:30

12:30-13:30 Differences in the sexual development of people in the autism spectrum in childhood and adolescence and the reasons for consultations in the office of a child psychiatrist – Barbara Barteczka, MD specialist in child and youth psychiatry, sexologist, Poznań 

13:30-14:30 The differences in sexual development of adults in the autism spectrum and the reasons for psychiatric consultations  Ewa Dobiała, MD, specialist in psychiatry and environmental therapy, psychotherapist and supervisor-aplicant PTP,  international trainer of Transcultural Positive Psychotherapy, Leszno

 Break 14:30-15:30 

15:30:16:30 In the spectrum of relationship – experiences from therapeutic practice – Anna Gulczyńska, M.Sc, PhD, psychologist, psychotherapist, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań 

16:30-17:30 Problems of homosexual couples in psychotherapy of couples – Magdalena Namysłowska, MD, PhD – specialist in psychiatry, psychotherapist and supervisor-applicant PTP, Warsaw 

17:30-17:55 – In a labyrinth of stimuli. Sensory processing and gender dysphoria versus sexuality of people on the autism spectrum – Emil Zaremba- self-advocat, Krakow 



10:00-10:45 Sexuality in terms of Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy – Pavel Frolov, MD, specialist in psychiatry, psychotherapist, supervisor, international trainer of Transcultural Positive Psychotherapy, Khabarovsk, Russia, WAPP

10:45-11:45 Romantic upbringing of autistic children and psychosexual development – Joanna Ławicka, M.Sc, PhD special educator, Prezydent of Prodeste Foundation, Opole 

11:45-12:15 Break

12:15-13:00 Parents’ fears about sexuality of children in spectrum – Maxim Chemkarov, MD, specialist psychiatrist, psychotherapist, supervisor, international trainer of Transcultural Positive Psychotherapy, Błagowieszczeńsk, Russia, WAPP 

13:00-13:45 Parent vs the sexuality of an autistic child – Bożena Chrostowska, M.Sc, PhD, pedagogue, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn 

13:45-14:15 Discussion
14:15-15:15 Break

15:15 – 16:00 Stress invisible to majority – Ekaterina Docunova, M.Sc, psychologist, psychotherapist, international trainer of Transcultural Positive Psychotherapy, Khabarovsk, Russia, WAPP 

16:00-16:45 Compulsive sexual behavior disorder in the autism spectrum – Izabela Fornalik, M.Sc, PhD, special educator, sex educator, psychotherapist, Warsaw 

16:45-17:30 Facts and myths about LGBT+ people in the autism spectrum – Ewa Furgał, anti-discrimination educator, LGBT self-advocat in the autism spectrum, Krakow 

17:30-17:55 Social role from the perspective of the transgender autistic – Leon Stachowiak, self-advocat, Leszno 



10:00-11:00 Autism and sexual violence – from the perspective of the victim and perpetrator of abuse – Katarzyna Szlecht M.Sc., Ola Mikołajczak M.Sc., Daily Psychiatric Department for Children and Youth, Poznań 

11:00-12:00 Problems of persons of different sexes in relations with the criminal justice system – Łukasz Plaza, Atty, Law Firm Plaza i Wspólnicy, Toruń 

12.00-12:30 Break

12:30-13:15 Autoeroticism in the light of the ethics of protecting people – Michal Handzel, M.Sc, PhD Institutum Investigationis Scovorodianum, Autism Team Fundation Krakow 

13:15-14:00 Belonging obsession. In the tick of feminism and sexuality – a case study- Agnieszka Warszawa, therapeutic support specialist,  Institutum Investigationis Scovorodianum, Prezydent of Autism Team Fundation, Łódź

14:00 – 14:30 Barriers experienced by autistic people in accessing information about sexuality – Agata Woźniak, Pro Europa Foundation, Toruń 

14:30 – 15:00 Closure of conference