Helping parents of kids with intellectual disability and autism navigate a new world

We’re your guide in your child’s journey through puberty

Supporting your child’s independence – Michael’s story

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15 Feb
As boys start puberty they begin to experience wet dreams and more frequent erections. It is important to prepare your child for these changes but it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start. Join us as we discuss strategies and resources you can use to help your child to learn about and manage wet dreams and erections.
22 Feb
Changes to your child’s body during puberty means they will need to include new activities in their personal care and hygiene routines. For parents and carers of children with intellectual disability and autism this can raise concerns about how they will introduce these new skills to their child to help keep their bodies clean and healthy. Join us as we discuss strategies and resources you can use to support your child to learn about using deodorant, caring for their skin, showering and keeping their private body parts healthy.
01 Mar
Masturbation is a normal part of growing up, but sometimes it can be hard to talk about with your children. For parents and carers of children with disability there may also be concerns about their child learning about privacy and masturbation. Join us as we discuss how to talk to your child about masturbation, what is normal, teaching private behaviours and using pornography.