Terri Couwenhoven, MS
Sexuality educator and writer
Clinic Coordinator, Down Syndrome Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Terri Couwenhoven, M.S., is an ASSECT-certified sexuality educator who specializes in developing programs and resources for people who have cognitive disabilities, their families and the professionals who support them. Through her business, TC Services, she regularly provides education and training across North America. She is author of “Teaching Children with Down syndrome about their Bodies, Boundaries and Sexuality: A Guide for Parents and Professionals,” “The Girls’ Guide to Growing Up: Choices and Changes in the Tween Years,” “A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up: Choices & Changes during Puberty” and the soon to be released “Boyfriends & Girlfriends: A Guide to Dating for People with Disabilities.”
When she is not teaching or writing, she is Clinic Coordinator for the Down Syndrome Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. In her clinic role she coordinates care and supports families who have loved ones with Down syndrome of all ages. She is the mother of two girls. Her oldest daughter has Down syndrome.
She is a Board member for the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group – USA and on the Professional Advisory Group of the National Down Syndrome Congress.