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Puberty

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Puberty can bring many changes to a child and family. Anxiety, hormonal and body changes, aggression, sexuality and seizures are all common issues in puberty.

Self-advocacy, or speaking up for oneself, is a very important skill for people with disabilities. But it can also be very difficult. Self-advocacy requires certain skills that a child with autism (especially one who has had many years of ABA - and therefore been taught to just do, without thinking) will likely have to be taught. Children with autism do not learn these skills intrinsically like their non-disabled peers. Difficulties with self-advocacy have a negative impact on self-esteem.

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Puberty: Puberty can bring many changes to a child and family. Anxiety, hormonal and body changes, aggression, self esteem, self-advocacy, sexuality and seizures are all common issues in puberty.
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