autism and puberty

Autism & Puberty

In an effort to help promote autism awareness month, we will be sharing some helpful videos, articles about autism that help shed light on exactly what living with Autism means for both people with Autism as well as their family and friends.

Since we deal with a very specific age demographic here at OPI (primarily 17-28) we thought it might be interesting to first take a look at what Autism is like during a stage of life nearly everyone struggles with – puberty. When compounding the challenges of Autism with the hurdles that puberty presents it can be a trying time to say the least.

We’d like to share a video about this subject that PBS put together recently. If you have your own struggles with Autism and puberty with someone in your inner circle we’d love to hear about them and we’re sure so would the other readers of our blog so please be sure to comment below.