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What's Happening to Ellie? : A Book About Puberty for Girls and Young Women With Autism and Related Conditions - Kate E. Reynolds

What's Happening to Ellie?

A Book About Puberty for Girls and Young Women With Autism and Related Conditions

By: Kate E. Reynolds, Jonathon Powell (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 21st January 2015
ISBN: 9781849055260
Number Of Pages: 36
For Ages: 10 - 17 years old

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Ellie notices that her body is changing. Hair is growing in new places and there are other changes happening too. Ellie's mum helps her understand that she has started growing into a woman. 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 girls and young women with autism or related conditions.

About the Author

Kate E. Reynolds, Bsc, RGN, PGDip HEd, PGDipCouns. Kate worked for 18 years in various locations in the UK for the National Health Service (NHS). For 7 of those years, she worked in the field of HIV/Aids and sexual health as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Senior Counsellor, which involved training other staff. Kate's son was diagnosed with severe autism disorder in 2005 and she is passionate about supporting parents and caregivers with practical information about autism spectrum disorders. She has returned to the University of Bristol to do her MSc in Disability Studies.

Kate is the author of <i.Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrumand Sexuality and Severe Autism, also published by JKP. She lives in Wiltshire, UK, with her two children, Francesca and Jude. Jonathon Powell completed a Diploma of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Animation at Griffith University, Queensland. He has illustrated material for Family Planning Queensland, including several brochures, an education manual, Talking About It, and a CD-ROM package, Puberty Plus.

About the Illustrator

Jonathon has also illustrated Making Sense of Sex by Sarah Attwood, published by JKP. He lives in Brisbane, Australia.

Industry Reviews

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
This series is perfect for use in sex education classes. An excellent and very helpful choice for professionals working with people with ASD! -- Ioannis Voskopoulos-Labrini Ioannou, psychologist
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. -- HealthyBooks

ISBN: 9781849055260
ISBN-10: 1849055262
Series: Ellie and Tom
Audience: Children
For Ages: 10 - 17 years old
For Grades: 5 - 12
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 36
Published: 21st January 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.51 x 18.42  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.18

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