Puberty is a confusing time for autistic people, leaving those who love and support them baffled by their actions. This book explains some of the reasons for aggressive behaviors during puberty and talks about how to sooth and comfort the autistic teen as their body is changes, along with their emotions. This book gives you the social tools needed to help your loved one breeze through puberty with grace and dignity.
If you have ever wondered what it feels like to be confused by the world around you, then imagine yourself in the shoes of an autistic 12-year-old going from elementary school to middle school. All of a sudden you are experiencing puberty. Your body and emotions are changing but so are the social rules at school. Socializing is no longer playing tag with each other on the playground. It is now about having small talk and connecting with conversation. It is now a game of popularity, and you are unsure how to play the game.
Listen to this book to hear how an autistic man coped with the ever changing environment in middle school, along with his changing body and emotions. The author shares tips for how to prepare autistic teens in advance for puberty and the best ways to help them understand their ever changing feelings and mood swings. It will also touch on aggression and explain why the autistic teen is more on edge during puberty.
If you have a loved on on the spectrum going through puberty or you support an autistic teen in your career, this book is for you. It will guide you in guiding the autistic teen through the challenges they face in making it through puberty.