Family Planning Tasmania

Relationships and Sexuality Programs for People with Additional Needs

Family Planning Tasmania (FPT) provides specialist relationships, sexuality and sexual health education and support for:

  • People living with a physical, intellectual or developmental disability.
  • Other additional needs that impact on learning, including trauma related conditions.

FPT also provides advocacy services, as well as advice and training to families, schools, support workers and health professionals supporting someone with additional needs.  This includes:

  • Education covering topics such protective behaviours, private body parts and types of touch.
  • Assessment and intervention strategies for managing challenging social and sexual behaviours.
  • Sexual health knowledge and skills for people living with ASD.

What the service can help with

Disability support
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Family supports
Family violence
Identity and gender related issues
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Problematic sexualised behaviours
Reducing offending behaviours
Sexual and reproductive health
Social and emotional development
Social exclusion

How the service is delivered

Case Management
Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Support Services
Therapeutic Care

Services are available for

Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

0 - 24

Cost of service

Mixture of free and fee-paying

Initial sessions or some services are free

Is a referral required?

No referral required

How do clients access the service?

Client responsible for transportation to service
Home visits can be provided
Transport not required (eg. telephone service, online service)

Regions covered

North West

Contact Details

(03) 6273 9187

Focus Domains






Being loved and safe

Being healthy



Having a positive sense of culture and identity