Our Puberty Plus programs are specifically designed to support young people with autism, neurodivergence and disability to navigate the puberty years. We have a suite of programs we have designed to support a range of young people. Please click the images below for more information.
Did you know our Puberty Plus Program is now available online?
What do we cover in Puberty Plus?
Our most important message to young people is that puberty is totally normal and happens to everyone!
While some of the topics covered may not be relevant to your child, the program is designed so that you can skip the parts you don't need.
We recognise that many young people undertaking this course may identify as trans, non-binary or be gender-questioning. So we've put everything in the one gender-inclusive program. We believe it is important for all people to understand how bodies of all genders are structured and function.
- Getting to know yourself
- Your body
- Keeping it clean: all about hygiene
- Menstruation - getting your period
- Menstruation - managing your period
- Big feelings
- The people around you
- Friends & peer pressure
- Gender stereotypes
- Being more confident
* The program also includes a section containing several fun practical activities, that may require assistance from an adult e.g. to collect the supplies you need and help with safety.
Want an example of our online program?
Check out the video below on body changes.
Ready to get started?
Puberty Plus Online is a self-paced version of our in-person Puberty Plus program. It can be accessed from anywhere in the world, via your PC, laptop or tablet, for just $A197
If you are a self or plan managed NDIS client, you may also be able to seek reimbursement for the cost of this program from the NDIS.
You may also want to arrange for one of our OTs or OT Assistants to provide you with weekly Zoom support to work through the program online, which may be covered under your NDIS funding.