Puberty is a difficult and oftentimes scary process in any adolescent’s life. The changes that the body goes through can be frightening and confusing. For young girls with ASD, these changes come with an entirely new set of obstacles and challenges. At Aspergers101, we focus on providing resources that are free to the community. The following webinar by the Asperger/Autism Network contains invaluable information, but at a cost of $20. We hope that this can be of use to some families, as this is a very important topic that often gets overlooked.

Mon, Sep 19, 2016

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CDT

This webinar takes parents of girls through the common difficulties faced by girls with AS/ASD as they begin and move through puberty. These girls may be confused or upset by the changes taking places in their bodies. New hygiene routines can be made more difficult by sensory sensitivities. In addition, pre-teen and teen girls with AS/ASD often desire increased independence, but need to learn safety skills. Parents will learn to address these sensitive issues in a calm and informed manner. We will also look at different resources to use when talking to our daughters. Following the presentation there will be time for questions.

About the presenter:
Erika Drezner, LCSW, is a social worker and has been on staff at the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) since 2009. She has trained as a Parent Consultant through the Federation for Children with Special Needs. Erika has a special interest in girls on the spectrum and has run support groups for parents of girls at AANE. In addition, she has presented workshops on Females with ASD, Anxiety, Friendship, and Adolescence. Erika will be a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital for 2016-17. She has two children with autism spectrum diagnoses and in her free time she enjoys running and reading.

Please register for ‘ Puberty Basics for Parents of Girls with AS/ASD: Health, Hygiene, Self-Esteem and Safety’

Price: $20.00 USD

Mon, Sep 19, 2016

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CDT

Recommended by Dr. Marcia Eckerd

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  1. I would love to be able to contact this and other authors about my 11yr old son who has moderate to severe autism. He is highly intelligent but socially and emotionally like a young child (3-4), still enjoys all the entertainment of that age group, Barney, sesame street etc….obssessed with letters and numbers, counting all the time.
    Two biggest issues are continued incontinence with need for pull ups and communication. Behavior is increasingly volatile and gets physical. I dont know how to discipline him. For example if he asks for his iPad and i say no he melts down and screams, hits the walls, furniture, me, and chases the cats…. he just doesnt take no foran answer without a major incident. He is large for his age and i can no longer physically move him or stop him…. i have reseaehed and called and hunted for help but we cant afford behavioral therapy and medicaid doesnt pay for it…. i feel that every day that passes he is losing time…… i need intervention now but no-one seems to have any answers for me. He isnt as bad at school but does have moments. They have controlled room, disciplined schedule and 3 adults to 9 children. I am losing hope and i am the only one who is willing to keep pushing forward. If i lose hope he is going to have a poor outcome in the future…. the one place i found in Austin thatbwould be perfect for him does not take TEXAS MEDICAID but they do take out of state MEDICAIDS!!!! That is just wrong!! (Texas neuro rehab, autism program)…
    Any advice would be appreciated from anyone who has it…
    Thank you

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