Kentucky Autism Training Center

Preparing for Puberty in Adolescents with Autism

Duration: 1 hour

Registration Cost: FREE

Intended Audience

Families, caregivers and professionals who work with individuals affected by autism spectrum disorder.


About the Webinar

Puberty can be a difficult time in life. When you add in special challenges like autism puberty can then become an overwhelming experience. During this webinar we will take a look at puberty through the lens of autism. We will look at how puberty can affect both the home and school environment. This webinar will provide resources that families and school may find helpful.



Learning Objectives:


  • Participants will leave with an understanding of how puberty can affect children with autism.
  • Participants will leave with an understanding of special concerns for children with autism during puberty.
  • Participants will leave with resources that they can use in their environment.




Additional resources and handouts included:


  • General List of Treatment and Intervention Service Providers
  • Kentucky Family Guide
  • KY Support Groups
  • Webinar handout with links to puberty resources



**After you register you will receive an email confirmation with details on how to access the recorded webinar and handouts. If you do not receive the email confirmation please email or call the contact below.

Training Facilitator

Kimberly Howard, M.Ed.  KATC Field Trainer

Kimberly Howard graduated from Morehead State University with an undergraduate degree in Moderate to Severe Disabilities (P-12) and graduate degrees in Learning & Behavior Disorders (P-12) and Counseling. During the past five years, Kimberly taught Fleming County's structured classroom which was a classroom for children with Autism or for children with autism like issues. She was also a member of Fleming County's Autism Cadre and was assigned to work in her district with classroom teachers who had students with autism that needed additional support to be successful in the regular classroom. In the past, Kimberly has helped the district decide on a diagnosis of educational autism when needed. In addition, she spent two years developing structured unit classrooms in preschool, elementary and high school in Fleming and Menifee counties. In her current role at KATC, Kimberly provides direct training and technical assistance to education staff, social and community personnel, counselors, job coaches and families.



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About KATC

The mission of the Kentucky Autism Training Center is to strengthen our state's systems of support for persons affected by autism by bridging research to practice and by providing training and resources to families and professionals. KATC is committed to improving the quality of life for those affected by ASD.

Questions?? Contact:

KY Autism Training Center Staff