Things Ellie Likes: A book about sexuality and masturbation for girls and young women with autism and related conditions
Ellie likes lots of different things. She likes listening to music and making pizza. There are also things that Ellie enjoys doing in private, like touching her vagina.
This accessible and positive resource helps parents and carers teach girls and young women with autism or related conditions about masturbation. It covers when and where it is appropriate and helps to establish boundaries surrounding privacy more generally. With simple but explicit illustrations, this book provides the perfect platform to talk about sexuality with girls and young women with autism or related conditions.
For parents unsure of when or how to introduce a book that explicitly covers sex, we recommend discussing this book with your child's therapist or teacher.
'These attractively illustrated books, with their clear, anatomically correct pictures and simple, unambiguous text, deal bravely with the aspects of sexuality that are challenging to teach and will facilitate discussion and learning. They will be a very welcome addition to the bookshelves of families who have an adolescent on the autism spectrum.'
- Sarah Attwood, author of Making Sense of Sex
Author: Kate E. Reynolds
Illustrator: Jonathon Powell
- 36 pages