When young people with intellectual disabilities and autism hit puberty : a parents' Q & A guide to health, sexuality and relationships / Freddy Jackson Brown and Sarah Brown ; foreword by Professor Richard Hastings ; illustrations by Andy James.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Children's Department
Puberty, personal hygiene and sex can be difficult topics to broach with your child, especially when they have an intellectual disability or autism. The authors of this guide provide honest answers to challenging questions and provide solutions to the dilemmas that many parents face on a daily basis. Structured around issues related to puberty and emerging sexuality in children with disabilities or autism, such as physical changes, mood swings and sexual behaviour, the book presents case studies alongside practical guidance on how to overcome problems that commonly arise.
The importance of sex education -- Why read this book? -- Biology, bodies and growing up with intellectual disabilities -- Bodies -- Behaviour -- Feelings -- Relationships -- Young people, sex and the law -- Relationships and sex education.