Menstruation Workshop

How to Prepare for Periods and Teach Autistic Youth and Teens the Skills They Need

Getting your period can be a confusing and challenging time for autistic youth. Sensory challenges, coping with changes in the body, and a lack of resources/support can all present some barriers. Preparing youth for this change is vital and this workshop will cover strategies, tips, and tools to make it less daunting.

This Workshop Will Discuss:

  • Tools and strategies to start preparing for changes associated with menstruation
  • Where to begin teaching skills needed to manage menstruation and menstruation products
  • Possible challenges and common questions associated with menstruation


About the Presenters
Sharon Randhawa is a doctoral student in the Rehabilitation and Health Leadership program at Queen’s University, and is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst at the Centre for Autism Services Alberta since 2016. Sharon is a Clinical Supervisor at the Centre and oversees multidisciplinary teams supporting children and teens diagnosed with ASD.

Miranda Skjel is an Occupational Therapist at the Centre for Autism Services Alberta.  She received her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy degree in 2015. Miranda is part of a multidisciplinary team and has been supporting individuals on the autism spectrum and their families since 2015.

May 3, 2021

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. MST
FREE to attend!
Live Q&A throughout the workshop

Presented in partnership with:

The Centre for Autism Services Alberta is part of Aide Canada’s Prairie Hub: connecting Canadians to credible, reliable, evidence-informed autism resources in their region. This is a national initiative led by the Pacific Autism Family Network, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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