Advice for Parents and Professionals. Introduction. 1. Bodies. 2. Hair. 3. Breasts. 4. Hygiene. 5. Clothes. 6. Skin. 7. Periods. 8. Emotions. 9. Crushes. 10. Friends. 11. The Internet. 12. Your Body Belongs to You. 13. I am Me. All I Ever Need to Be. 14. What About the Boys? Further Reading.
Boobs, bras, friendships and loving your beautiful self - a guide for girls with autism explaining what growing up is all about!
Davida Hartman is the Director and Senior Educational Psychologist at The Children's Clinic, Dublin, providing child psychology and multi-disciplinary services to children 0-18. She is a lecturer and trainer in the area of autism and consults to a number of different groups and agencies. She has been working with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum for twenty-one in the capacity of a psychologist and a teacher. Davida received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin, her MA in Educational Psychology from University College Dublin, and she is a Registered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Her website can be visited at www.thechildrensclinic.ie.
I have been teaching students on the autistic spectrum for over a
decade now and I am energised to think that I can use these books
in a comprehensive manner in my class, encourage parents to utilise
this material in a comfortable and comforting way at home, and I am
massively delighted to believe that students themselves will be
able to access, follow and actually use these books! A huge step
forward! -- Nichola O'Grady, Special Needs Teacher, St. Laserian's
Special School, Carlow, Ireland
This beautifully illustrated book about puberty in girls is aimed specifically at young people on the autistic spectrum, but much of the information will be very useful to any young person beginning to sense that she is growing up. The information is precise and detailed, and the format of the book means that it is written and published in a style that is clear and uncluttered...the emphasis is on things that those on the autistic spectrum might find difficult to understand, such as the term 'puppy fat' and what it actually means, or that following someone around that one has a crush on is not a good idea. The book is very well produced and attractive to hold and read. -- HealthyBooks