Sex education – a guide for parents

It can be difficult to talk to your child about sex and sexuality, particularly if they are autistic. It may take your child a little longer to process or pick up on certain concepts. They may struggle with understanding ‘appropriate’ behaviour when it comes to sex and relationships.

To help you with this, we’ve put together some ideas for talking to your child about puberty, sex, sexuality and relationships, as well as links to some useful resources.

The National Autistic Society have put together this fantastic online resource to support parents and carers.