having buried my head in the sand for too long i really need to be planning for this, i have twin girls almost 12 who have autism & moderate learning difficulties, anyone dealing with this or know any resources/books that i may find useful?
yes, i remember when i started my periods and my mum bought me a book called "have you started yet" it stated very plainly what was happening to me and gave loads of examples of what other girls were going through.
I dont know the author though.
Although I have a boy with ASD I have heard other mums talk about this. Some ideas are
- use social stories with pictures (don't have to be too graphic I suppose?)
- buy pads and practice using them BEFORE periods start
- colour the pads red so they can see sort-of what it will look like
- check the NAS, I know they have some books re puberty/adolesence
Will ask my friends, mums of girls, for more info
one of the problems i forsee is that one of my girls has an obssesion with bags and i can just see her collecting used towels in those bags and keeping them, she never throws anything away! also she doesn't do discrete, i can picture her going up and telling everyone that she has a period, she also has a thing about nappies and can name any brand of nappy at fifty paces, just wondering how thrilled she will be if she gets to have stick ons or wings