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.
GHO acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.