Included in the Spring 2020 edition of Autism Spectrum news is an article by Mary Donahue, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA and Lisa Barzotto, MS, BCBA, LBA of AHRC New York City, providing a multifaceted approach to menstrual care instruction, addressing both knowledge and skill acquisition for students with ASD.

“Knowledge of menstrual care should include an understanding of what menstrual flow will look like, that the flow is normal for girls, that it will happen for five or six days each month, and that special hygiene skills must be performed. We have found the use of Social Stories to be very effective for students unable to understand this information through traditional instruction.”

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