Puberty Education for Youth with Autism

Karsh, Kathryn

Robert Crown Center for Health Education

$20,074.00

Community Grants

Hinsdale

IL

United States

2013

http://www.robertcrown.org

City: 
Hinsdale
State/Province: 
IL
State/Province Full: 
Illinois
Country: 
United States

The Robert Crown Center for Health Education requests a grant to develop a puberty education program for youth with autism and their parents and teachers. Because of the increased demand from schools and parents in the community for puberty education programs for students with autism and the newly completed update of our Family Life curriculum they are positioned to develop a puberty education program that is tailored to the learning styles and language abilities of youth with autism, incorporates best practices for youth with autism and provides support and resources for parents and teachers. After this puberty education project is completed they will develop additional age-appropriate sexuality education programs for youth with autism that are based on our comprehensive Family Life curriculum and include the topics of embryology, human reproduction and teen sexual health.