In this enlightening episode, we explore the unique challenges and experiences of puberty in autistic children. Dr. Whitney Casares and I discuss how to explain physical and emotional changes to neurodivergent teens, address sensitive issues like menstruation and self-exploration, and provide strategies for managing social challenges and inappropriate behaviors. Additionally, we delve into the potential role of medication in easing puberty-related difficulties. Join us for practical advice and insights to help parents guide their autistic children through the complexities of puberty.
Guest Expert: Dr. Whitney Casares:
Dr. Whitney Casares is the Founder and CEO of Modern Mommy Doc, a board-certified pediatrician, author, speaker, and advocate for women’s success in work and home life. Based in Portland, Oregon, she’s also an autism mom, a two-time American Academy of Pediatrics author and spokesperson. While she considers her children her greatest teachers, she also boasts an extensive academic background. She completed her undergraduate studies in journalism, followed by medical training at the University of Vermont and pediatrics residency at Stanford University, in addition to holding a Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Hosted by Rob Gorski:
Rob Gorski, a devoted single father to three incredible autistic sons, is the Founder and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. As a multi-award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, and influential social media figure for over a decade, Rob continues to share his family’s journey, providing insights, resources, and support to the autism community.
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