It’s My Body

Preschool children learn safe boundaries, how to distinguish between “good” and “bad” touches, and how to respond appropriately to unwanted touches. This book is a powerful book for enhancing self-esteem. Ages 3 and up.

It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health

Provides accurate, unbiased answers to nearly every conceivable question, from conception and puberty to birth control and AIDS.  A great resource for kids, parents, teachers, and anyone else who cares about the well-being of tweens and teens. Offers young people the real information they need to make responsible decisions and to stay healthy. Informative and interesting.

Janet’s Got Her Period: Planning For Self-Care In Menstruation For Girls And You

This DVD shows self-care in menstruation for girls and young women with intellectual disabilities, mothers, families and carers. The 20-minute programme produced in the 1990s is shown twice with and without explanatory captions. In the video story, Louise learns about periods with her mother and her sister  Janet. The emphasis is on self-care skills and personal… More Janet’s Got Her Period: Planning For Self-Care In Menstruation For Girls And You

My Body Is Private

Book Cover, My Body Is Private

Julie, who is eight or nine, talks about privacy and about saying “no” to touching that makes her uncomfortable. Ages 5 and up.

My Changing Body (Boy’s Edition)

Filled with practical, insightful facts about the changes boys go through before and after puberty, My Changing Body is the ultimate know-your-body manual for boys. Included here is everything boys need to know about growth spurts, voice changes, body hair, and their reproductive systems, along with fascinating explanations for all those other mysterious physical and… More My Changing Body (Boy’s Edition)

My Changing Body (Girl’s Edition)

Filled with practical, insightful facts about the changes girls go through before and after puberty, My Changing Body is the ultimate know-your-body manual for girls. Included here is everything girls need to know about their periods, breasts, and reproductive systems, along with fascinating explanations for all those other mysterious physical and emotional changes that accompany… More My Changing Body (Girl’s Edition)

Out of Harm’s Way: A Parent’s Guide to Protecting Young Children from Sexual Abuse

This book provides realistic recommendations for parents and caregivers. Drawn from Wurteles decades of work on child sexual abuse. It explains that creepy-looking strangers aren’t the most likely molesters. Using information from predators that she interviewed, Wurtele spells out what behavior to watch for among friends, relatives, coaches, teachers and others who your children know.

Peanut Goes for the Gold

Peanut Goes for the Gold is a charming, funny, and heartfelt picture book that follows the adventures of Peanut, a gender nonbinary guinea pig who does everything with their own personal flare. Peanut just has their own unique way of doing things. Whether it’s cartwheeling during basketball practice or cutting their own hair, this little… More Peanut Goes for the Gold

Puberty – A Guide for Teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Parents

Written by Health Sciences at La Trobe University Victoria, Australia, this resource (pdf) has been developed to provide parents, families, friends and caregivers information to assist teenagers with an Autism Spectrum Disorder to recognize and manage the emotional, physical and social issues that individuals will encounter during puberty. Each section is prefaced for the parent… More Puberty – A Guide for Teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Parents

Sex and Babies: First Facts

Book Cover, Sex and Babies: First Facts

For preteens who are ready for basic but complete answers to these often perplexing questions, Sex and Babies: First Facts tells the fascinating story of sexuality and reproduction. And for parents, an afterword discusses the importance of sex education within the family and offers a wealth of advice on what to say and when to… More Sex and Babies: First Facts

Sexuality And People With Intellectual Disability

This refreshingly direct resource provides practical suggestions on issues related to sexuality and people with intellectual disabilities. Equips parents and caregivers with candid, accurate information about all aspects of sexual development.

The Autism Spectrum Guide to Sexuality and Relationships: Understand Yourself and Make Choices that are Right for You

Unraveling the complexities of relationships and sexuality, this straight-talking guide will help you to navigate the associated social, emotional and physical issues. Expert advice and real life examples give you the knowledge to reflect on your own sexuality, provide you with information on different types of relationship, and gives you the confidence to decide which… More The Autism Spectrum Guide to Sexuality and Relationships: Understand Yourself and Make Choices that are Right for You

The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law: What every parent and professional needs to know.

Book Cover, The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law: What every parent and professional needs to know.

The complex world of sex and appropriate sexual behavior can be extremely challenging for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and, without guidance, many find themselves in vulnerable situations. This book examines how the ASD profile typically affects sexuality and how sexual development differs between the general population and those with ASD. Contains advice on… More The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law: What every parent and professional needs to know.

The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods

Written by autistic author Robyn Steward, this is a detailed guide for young people ages 9 to 16 on the basics of menstruation. Created in consultation with young people, an online survey and a group of medical professionals it offers direct advice on what periods look and feel like and how to manage hygiene and… More The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods

The Care and Keeping Of You:The Body Book for Younger Girls

Book Cover, The Care and Keeping Of You:The Body Book for Younger Girls

This book features tips, how-tos, and facts from the experts. You’ll find answers to questions about your changing body, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to bras, periods to pimples, and everything in between. Ages 8 and up.