Autism and Puberty Asperger's Syndrome

by Tom Jacibons

Publisher: Amber Ink Publishing

Publication Date: December 14, 2015

ISBN: 9781310649943

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Tom shares about what having autism and going through puberty was like for him growing up as a teenager. This is the first book in the series and this book will give you some insight into what life with Asperger Syndrome is like while we begin to get into the topics of puberty and sexuality. This book will introduce the reader to terms that will help them better relate to teens with autism.

Tom shares what it was like for him to experience puberty at such an older age than the rest of the students. Tom was very high functioning but yet he was a late bloomer and developed interests in sexuality at a later age than his neurotypical counterparts. Tom was confused when puberty first set in and this book explains all of Tom's confusion regarding puberty. This book also gives parents and educators tips for how to engage their teens with autism in meaningful conversations about sexuality and puberty.

This book is a must read for anyone wanting to know more about what puberty is like for someone on the Autism Spectrum. Check it out today to learn more. Here is an excerpt from the book.

"Another problem with Asperger’s being an ‘invisible disability’ is that many people believe individuals with disability do not have any interest in having sex. I hear this myth all the time and we will spend the majority of this text telling you it simply is not true.

Having autism does not define me. Nor does it change who I am. It does not present any inherent limitations either. It just presents some challenges that others do not have to face. However, everyone has his or her own challenges in life and therefore we have a lot more in common then you think. Some of us cannot walk. Some cannot talk. Nevertheless, we are all human beings and deserve to be loved and respected.

I often get tired of being treated like a “thing or object” by my peers. I grew up on the outside looking in and felt frustrated that I could not develop the friendships as ...