Gender Identity and Autism – Supporting Adolescents While They Find Themselves by Dr Wesley Turner, Clinical Psychologist

The development of self-identity and gender identity can be a confusing time for most adolescents. This can be especially true for adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, as they are typically slower to develop self-concept than their neurotypical peers. In helping AS clients explore their self-identity and gender, psychologists may wish to be guided by initial clinical guidelines that have been…

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School Leavers with Autism- a longitudinal study By Ms Radhika Tanksale, Clinical Psychologist

Leaving school is a big change in an adolescence’s life. There are many avenues and options that need to be explored and considered. Given the associated executive dysfunction for some of the individuals on the autism spectrum, preparing, planning, organising, goal setting, decision-making, and self-initiation, this period in life can be challenging. Exploring and understanding the difference between young adults…

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