Individuals with ASD experience the same challenges of Adolescence as other teenagers--but in the extreme! This presentation focuses on practical ideas for teaching sexuality, hygiene, critical concepts and the complicated issues of teenage relationships. Resources, visual supports, and curriculum will be provided for discussion. Ms. Beytien will share her real-life experiences working with, and raising, teenagers with ASD.
Objectives: 1. Participants will learn four key teaching concepts for the teen years. 2. Participants will increase understanding of the importance of teaching appropriate social skills during middle school/high school. 3. Participants will explore a variety of resources to support the teaching of sexuality and relationships to individuals with autism.