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Puberty can be a difficult time for any teen. Children with autism face physical changes, rapidly changing hormones, new hygiene routines, and mood swings that place additional stress on them. Developmental delays only add to the difficulties parents face in helping their children adjust to adolescence. Take advantage of TACA's educational meetings, articles, and on-demand webinars to prepare your child for puberty.

Upcoming Events

July 26

3:00PM CDT / 4:00PM EDT

Join us virtually as we talk about all things autism! Whether you are new to the autism journey or have been on the journey for several years, we welcome you to join the discussion!

July 28

4:30PM PDT / 7:30PM EDT

TACA will host a virtual roundtable discussion about puberty and autism. Hear from panelists about their families’ experiences with puberty.

Free Online Learning - Now Through July 31

with Julie Buckley, MD

The transition into puberty can be long and hard, historically, the focus has been on our young men. As a mother of an adult daughter with autism, Dr Buckley is well-versed in the particular issues of menstrual flow and complex girly hormones.

Free Online Learning - Now Through July 31

with Lindsey Wells, ND

During puberty, children will experience neurologic, hormonal, adrenal, and metabolic changes. One in four children with ASD will develop epilepsy, with an increased risk around puberty.


Puberty can be daunting for any teen. Physical changes, rapidly changing hormones, new routines for hygiene, and mood swings place added stress on our teens with autism.

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One of the core objectives of IDEA is to prepare students for life after high school. Specifically, further education, employment, and independent living.


The Autism Community in Action (TACA) provides general information regarding medical research, treatment options, therapies and nutrition to the autism community. The information comes from a variety of sources and is not independently verified by TACA. Nothing presented in print or at meetings should be construed as medical or legal advice. Always consult your child's doctor regarding his or her individual needs.