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The autism-friendly guide to periods / Robyn Steward.

By: Steward, Robyn
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub., 2019Description: 94 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cmISBN: 9781785923241Subject(s): Teens | Resources for people on the spectrum | Books by parents | Puberty (female) | Sex education | Autistic women and girlsSummary: "Written by autistic author Robyn Steward, this is a detailed guide for young people aged 9 to 16 on the basics of menstruation. Created in consultation with young people, an online survey and a group of medical professionals, this is a book that teaches all people about periods, which can be a scary and overwhelming issue. Promoting the fact that everyone either has periods or knows someone who does, the book reduces the anxiety girls face in asking for help. It offers direct advice on what periods look and feel like and how to manage hygiene and pain. It also breaks up information using flaps and step-by-step photos of how to change pads and tampons, it discusses alternatives to tampons and pads, and gives information about possible sensory issues for people with autism."
List(s) this item appears in: Autistic women & girls
Item type Current location Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode
Book Book AIDE Canada Main Library
08:01.b STEW.b 2019 (Browse shelf) 1 Available 100198
Book Book AIDE Canada Main Library
08:01.b STEW.b 2019 (Browse shelf) 2 Available 100199

"Written by autistic author Robyn Steward, this is a detailed guide for young people aged 9 to 16 on the basics of menstruation. Created in consultation with young people, an online survey and a group of medical professionals, this is a book that teaches all people about periods, which can be a scary and overwhelming issue.

Promoting the fact that everyone either has periods or knows someone who does, the book reduces the anxiety girls face in asking for help. It offers direct advice on what periods look and feel like and how to manage hygiene and pain. It also breaks up information using flaps and step-by-step photos of how to change pads and tampons, it discusses alternatives to tampons and pads, and gives information about possible sensory issues for people with autism."