All parents eventually face the challenge of teaching their children about the natural changes of puberty. However, parents of pre-teens with ASD may need the help of additional strategies to ease the transition. Our aim in developing this tool is to provide guidance on the subject of puberty that can be directly applied to pre-teens with ASD. In doing so, we hope to increase families' understanding of puberty and their ability to adapt to these changes with confidence.
- Body changes
- Self-care and hygiene
- Public vs. private rules
- Staying safe: Strangers, secrets and touch
- Safety planning for increased aggression
- Internet safety