Course: Managing Puberty Issues

Course: Managing Puberty Issues

(Focus: Primary/Secondary School)

We as parents went through puberty and we knows at times it could be very confusing, intense and even scary.  Imagine how much worst it could be for children with autism.  As  parents, it can be very scary to think about how to manage your children of surging hormones.  You may have already have a lot of questions about sexuality and other special needs when your children are in or reaching puberty. Some of that fear is a worry about regression as well as the fear of sexual abuse which runs deep in the special needs community. All the more reason not to put off sexuality and sex education.  It is so nice and appropriate that Pathlight had and will be again conducting this essential course that help parents to cope with this challenging stage of their child development.   It is a very good course and I strongly encourage you to attend it if you know that you are or will be facing with your child’s puberty challenges soon.
 Puberty l

Date:10 Mar 10 (Wednesday)
Time: 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Venue:Pathlight School
Pre-Requisite:None but useful for participants to have attended the Fundamentals of Autism workshop.

Target Audience

For the following who are working with/caring for  pre-adolescents and adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorder:

Bluetick Therapists and Professionals

Course Description

This training workshop is meant for parents/caregivers and professionals working with/caring for pre-adolescents or adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Adolescence, which involves the transition from childhood to adulthood, can be trying both for the adolescent and the parents. Historically, puberty has been heavily associated with the onset of adolescent development and brings about biological, social and psychological changes in the adolescent’s life. Most adolescents will find this a confusing phase of their lives. One can only imagine what it will be like for an adolescent or pre-adolescent with autism.

This workshop will focus on:

Wh03increasing participant knowledge and awareness of the needs of adolescents and the issues they face
Wh03providing participant with skills to confidently talk to pre-adolescents or adolescents about puberty and sexuality issues

Participants in this training workshop will also be exposed to key issues in supporting pre-adolescents or adolescents with autism in coping with changes during their adolescent years. A variety of learning activities will encourage the participants’ self-reflection on how the information applies to their own child.

Objectives of The Course 

Upon completion of the training workshop, participants will be able to:

Wh58Develop some practical action steps on what, when, and how to tell their child about the different changes that occur during the adolescence years
Wh58Craft and apply basic strategies to help their pre-adolescent or adolescent to cope with these changes as well as sexuality issues like hygiene, modesty, feelings, and the dangers of internet.


Registration Details

Trainer:    Dr Lam Chee Meng, Autism Consultant
Fees: S$69.55 per participant
CTG 008/09/10
NCSS Caregiver Training Grant (CTG) form
Contact:Lina Kam, Training Co-ordinator
Telephone: (+65) 6323-3258/9




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