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There’s peer pressure, mean girls, queen bees, the onslaught of social media, bullying, body shaming, school stress, oh and let’s not forget puberty. Periods, body hair, mood swings. Puberty is a tricky time for any girl to navigate – the rapid rate of changes in both her body and mind can be confusing, overwhelming, and yes, even a little scary.
As if that wasn’t enough to deal with, being a girl with autism or a developmental issue can make these issues even more challenging. WELL Girls is a personal life skills program.
Created by an Occupational Therapist experienced in both women’s health and paediatrics, WELL Girls aims to equip girls with the essential knowledge and confidence they require to manage their own personal health, and unique wellbeing needs.

 

Female health and wellbeing is a diverse topic – there are many wellbeing considerations that are unique to females in the pre-teen age group and impact how we live our lives. In WELL Girls we present this information in a developmentally appropriate manner, which supports girls with autism or developmental delay to learn at their own pace, and in their own way. The subjects we cover include:

  • menstruation and pelvic health – understanding and functionally managing periods and building good toileting and pelvic health habits for life.
  • body development and personal hygiene – What’s happening to my body and why? How do I care for it?
  • hormonal changes of puberty – and how these affect us physically and
    emotionally at this time of life,
  • friends, frenemies and bullies

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โ€˜Well Girls’ is suitable for girls aged 8-16 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder who are starting out on their Well Girls journey.

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

    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 $43.39 screening consult fee is also payable for new clients only.

    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 Well Girls program will be held at the Port Adelaide clinic in 2022, at a date and time yet to be scheduled.

    Please like and follow ourย Facebook Pageย to look out for announcements, or emailย groups@bloomwellbeing.com.auย to be added to our mailing list for Well Girls.