Tom notices that his body is changing.
Tom's voice is different and hair is growing in new places. There are other changes happening too. Tom learns that he has started growing into a man.
Following Tom as he begins to notice changes to his body, this simple resource helps parents and carers teach boys with autism or other special needs about puberty. It covers all the changes that they will experience, both emotional such as new feelings and physical such as wet dreams. This fully illustrated positive and entertaining book provides the perfect opportunity to talk about puberty with boys and young men with autism or special needs.
"Thankfully, we have reached a point where society recognizes that all people, including those with a developmental disorder such as autism, are sexual beings who have a right to knowledge and to be safe. But there are aspects of sexuality that are challenging and not easy to teach. These attractively illustrated books, with their clear, anatomically correct pictures and simple, unambiguous text, deal bravely with these topics and will facilitate discussion and learning. They will be a very welcome addition to the bookshelves of families who have an adolescent boy on the autism spectrum."--Sarah Attwood, author of Making Sense of Sex
"This series is perfect for use in sex education classes. An excellent and very helpful choice for professionals working with people with ASD!'--Ioannis Voskopoulos-Labrini Ioannou, psychologist
Kate E. Reynolds, Bsc, RGN, PGDip HEd, PGDipCouns. Kate worked for 18 years in various locations in the UK for the National Health Service (NHS). For 7 of those years, she worked in the field of HIV/Aids and sexual health as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Senior Counsellor, which involved training other staff. Kate's son was diagnosed with severe autism disorder in 2005 and she is passionate about supporting parents and caregivers with practical information about autism spectrum disorders.
Jonathon Powell completed a Diploma of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Animation at Griffith University, Queensland. He has illustrated material for Family Planning Queensland, including brochures, an education manual, Talking About It, and a CD-Rom package, Puberty Plus.
36 pages. 2014
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