Being the parent or carer of a child with autism or intellectual disability can be unpredictable; even more so when they start entering puberty. But resources were virtually non-existent. Our brief from Family Planning NSW was to create a first-of-its-kind platform that helped guide parents and carers through this challenging period.
Entering puberty is like entering a whole new world, where new rules apply. So we created a new world of our own: Planet Puberty. The idea took a light-hearted approach to what can be a category overburdened with worthy messages.
The educational platform includes a website, webinar series, posters, podcast and social videos. The suite of resources was co-designed with people with disability and their parents and carers, perspectives that were critical in guiding the development of the project at all stages.