Puberty is challenging for any teenager. Talking about sex can be difficult for any parent. But for families with adolescents with autism, the topic can be particularly challenging.

These teens often lag developmentally behind their typically developing peers. They may need help understanding the basics of consent and figuring out how to set appropriate boundaries. Those who are beginning to explore romantic relationships may need more explicit instruction on the social norms that go along with dating.

We’ve collected a number of articles that cover this topic and offer strategies for managing sex education in autistic teens:



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