The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods by Robin Steward
‘Changes during puberty, such as the onset of periods, are challenging for those on the autism spectrum. Written from experience by an autistic woman, this straightforward guide to periods helps the reader to prepare in great detail, from hygiene to pain medication and sensory experiences to mood swings’.
Written by autistic author Robyn Steward, this is a detailed guide for young people aged 9 to 16 on the basics of menstruation. Created in consultation with young people, an online survey and a group of medical professionals, this is a book that teaches all people about periods, which can be a scary and overwhelming issue.
Promoting the fact that everyone either has periods or knows someone who does, the book reduces the anxiety children face in asking for help. It offers direct advice on what periods look and feel like and how to manage hygiene and pain. It also breaks up information using flaps and step-by-step photos of how to change pads and tampons, it discusses alternatives to tampons and pads, and gives information about possible sensory issues for people with autism.
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Girls Guide to Growing Up Great - By Sophie Elkan
We love this book because it takes you on a journey through all of those taboo questions without fear, its funny and wise and is the perfect read for a growing girl.
Sophie Elkan has a background in Marketing and PR and now works in communications. She started her career working on women's magazines, including Marie Claire, as well as teen titles Mizz and 19.
Laura Chaisty is a qualified Art Psychotherapist with over fifteen years of experience working in the National Health Service.
Dr Maddy Podichetty is a GP based in Oxford. All three are mothers of girls.
Flo Perry is a freelance illustrator and writer. She's a former editor at BuzzFeed, and has a passion for drawing funny pictures, especially about boobs and cats. She lives in London with her girlfriend, her best friend and a large, annoying, deaf cat.
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