Day 2. Afternoon
15.30 - 17.00 / 28 April 2024
Lecture Hall 3
Reaching Puberity (Boys with ASD)
  • Parents
  • Carers
  • Specialists
  • Teachers
  • Social workers
Ahmed Abd Rabbu El-Zughbi
Special education specialist at Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, certified international psychological and family counselor, and certified international trainer, Abu Dhabi, (UAE)

Puberty is one of the life stages that is accompanied by many physical and psychological changes that end with the full maturity of the body. The stages of puberty and the changes that accompany them may be difficult and confusing for males with autism spectrum disorder and for their parents.
Therefore, the important role that falls on parents is to educate him and prepare him psychologically for this period so that he can adapt to the change he is going through. Through the workshop, we will focus on the methods and strategies that enable parents to support their children and understand the changes that occur to them in adulthood.

  • Introduction and definition of puberty
  • Internal changes in the male body (change processes)
  • Basics – Freud’s theory of motivation
  • The age stages of adulthood
  • Changes that occur in the penis and how to deal with them
  • The importance of personal hygiene Behavioral challenges with symptoms that appear in adolescence
  • Psychological and social changes
  • Family support and empowerment
  • Plate of needs in adulthood for males
  • Advice and guidance
What will we learn:
For whom:
The workshop will be held as the part of conference program.
XII International Research and Practice Conference
“Autism. Challenges and Solutions"