You may be worried about:
- how your child will react to the feel of having a pad in their underwear
- if your child will be able to understand how to use a pad correctly
- if your child will be able to change their pad independently and hygienically
- if they will need assistance to change their pad at school
These are all normal and valid concerns that are shared by a lot of parents. Encouragingly, we know that early preparation, education and practice can help children with intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder to successfully manage their period both independently or with the support of others.