Puberty in children with Autism, Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities

Puberty in children with Autism, Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities
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Puberty in children with Autism, Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities
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Our Guest Speaker Renu Singh is a mother to a teenage girl child with Autism. As a professional she is a Special Educator, Facilitator and a trainer in Personal Safety and sexuality education for children with Intellectual disabilities, ASD and related conditions. In the capacity of Suvidha Project Director for Enfold Proactive Health Trust, she has conceptualised and developed the Suvidha Suraksha tool kit and the educational curriculum on Personal safety and comprehensive sexuality education for children with disabilities. She has co-authored the Suvidha Manual and also presented research papers on “Project Suvidha” and “Structured teaching” at various national and international conferences across India. Since 2013, Renu is the owner and creative director of a small enterprise, Wings to learn which specialises in handcrafted customised and individualised Teaching-Learning aids for children with Autism and other related disabilities. Being a parent herself, Renu is passionate about the cause of creating an inclusive society through generating awareness and acceptance, improving accessibility, creating and providing opportunities, skilling and nurturing children with disabilities to ensure them a meaningful, productive and a valued role in the society.

Join us on a Facebook Live Session with Renu who will be addressing concerns related to Puberty in children with Autism, Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities.

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                    [post_content] => Menopause may occur when a woman's ovaries stop producing eggs each month and the hormones required for fertility in a woman. Menopausal concerns in women with Down Syndrome comes with their own set of challenges. As a matter of fact, menopause in women with Down Syndrome may happen up to ten years earlier than in the general population.

Menopausal concerns in women with down syndrome do not come easy for parents either. Parents of a special-needs child often feel like their world has turned upside down during the difficult days of PMS & bleeding.

Each woman may experience menopause with varying intensity & duration.

Here are some things you can do ahead of time to prepare for the transition:
  • Teach them that this is a normal aspect of having a female body! Like mummy!
  • The more we prepare our children, ourselves for these changes & help them understand that they will be okay, the easier the transition for her!
So what’s a good way to teach your daughter about Menopause? Awareness & open communication about her experiences through her journey. This presentation will help you understand the menopausal concern in women with down syndrome. Also, will help in identifying ways to prepare for the same. Also, check this infographic on Regular monitoring of health in individuals with Down syndrome. If you have questions about Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD, or other intellectual disabilities, or have concerns about developmental delays in a child, the Nayi Disha team is here to help. For any questions or queries, please contact our FREE Helpline at 844-844-8996. You can call or what's app us. Our counsellors speak different languages including English, Hindi, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu and Bengali. DISCLAIMER: Please note that this guide is for information purposes only. Please consult a qualified medical professional for condition management. [post_title] => Menopausal concerns in women with Down Syndrome [post_excerpt] =>

Menopausal concerns in women with Down Syndrome

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Sexual behaviors in any child must not be suppressed through medication, and importantly medications cannot directly impact sexual tendencies and compulsions

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  • Teach them that this is a normal aspect of having a female body! Like mummy!
  • The more we prepare our children, ourselves for these changes & help them understand that they will be okay, the easier the transition for her!
So what’s a good way to teach your daughter about Menopause? Awareness & open communication about her experiences through her journey. This presentation will help you understand the menopausal concern in women with down syndrome. Also, will help in identifying ways to prepare for the same. Also, check this infographic on Regular monitoring of health in individuals with Down syndrome. If you have questions about Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD, or other intellectual disabilities, or have concerns about developmental delays in a child, the Nayi Disha team is here to help. For any questions or queries, please contact our FREE Helpline at 844-844-8996. You can call or what's app us. Our counsellors speak different languages including English, Hindi, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu and Bengali. DISCLAIMER: Please note that this guide is for information purposes only. Please consult a qualified medical professional for condition management. [post_title] => Menopausal concerns in women with Down Syndrome [post_excerpt] =>

Menopausal concerns in women with Down Syndrome

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