What's Happening to Ellie? A book about puberty for girls and young women with autism and related conditions
Ellie notices that her body is changing. Hair is growing in new places and there are other changes happening too. Ellie's mom helps her understand that she has started growing into an adult.
Following Ellie as she begins to notice changes to her body, this simple resource helps parents and carers teach girls with autism and related conditions about puberty. It covers all the changes that they will experience, both emotional such as new feelings and physical such as periods. This fully illustrated positive and entertaining book provides the perfect opportunity to talk about puberty with young people with autism or related conditions.
'In very simple, unambiguous text and quite graphic pictures, we see Ellie beginning to grow up and the signs that she notices as she does so - hair in unusual places, spots, enlarging breasts, larger hips, and periods...while meant for girls on the autistic spectrum, this could be of real use to any young girl facing the challenges of growing up.'
Author: Kate E. Reynolds
Illustrator: Jonathon Powell
- 36 pages