Being a boy these days can be tough.

There’s peer pressure, trying to figure out what it means to ‘be a man’, body hair, deeper voices, the onslaught of social media and just trying to fit in.
If that wasn’t enough to deal with, being a boy with autism or a developmental issue can make these issues even more challenging.

This is why we created Being Boys

    This program will focus on a range of topics relevant to boys who are nearing, or are in the early puberty years – such as;


    • the body changes that boys and girls go through during puberty.
    • understanding of the reproductive system
    • personal hygiene and self care
    • hormonal changes of puberty – and how these can affect us physically and emotionally.
    • navigating friendships, peer pressure and ‘being a man’


    Being Boys is our puberty education program for boys with autism, aged 8 to 12.

    This program is suitable for boys who are nearing, or are in the early puberty years and want help to navigate the tricky changes that their bodies are exhibiting. 

    The first step to joining this program is by filling out the group program application form here. Once completed please email this form to 

    All new clients to Bloom Wellbeing will need to complete a 30 minute Group Program Screening Interview with our Group Program Coordinator prior to enrolling in a program. This ensures we place the client in the correct program to see them flourish. The Screening Interview costs $43.69 and is claimable under NDIS. Ideally, this would be completed with yourself, the parent/guardian.

    Appointments can be booked online here, please put in the comments if it will be in person, over the phone or zoom. Or alternatively you can call the clinic on (08) 7228 0248 

    The full cost of this program is $792.04

    A $43.69 screening consult fee is also payable. 

    Group costs may be claimable under your NDIS plan, providing the group meets your NDIS plan goals. This will be covered in your screening interview, if you want more information.

    Please note: Agency managed NDIS clients will not be able to claim the cost of this program on their NDIS plan, as we are not a registered NDIS provider. 


    Our next Being Boys program will be held at the Port Adelaide clinic:

    Term 4 – Wednesday afternoons at 5:15pm – 13th October to 15th December

    Keep up to date with information via our Facebook Page here