The Yeah the (Teenage) Girls! Group is a group program designed for females who are on the Autism Spectrum aged 12 to 17 years old. The group aims to support the participants with understanding their diagnosis, navigating friendships and the teenage world, exploring the changes that they may face throughout this chapter in life and providing strategies to overcome any challenges that may arise throughout this time. The group is facilitated by female Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists who have experienced growing up as a teenage girl and have extensive experience in supporting individuals on the Autism Spectrum.
The Girls Group program aims to support young females with:
• Understanding the Autism Spectrum disorder
• Building friendships and socialising with same aged peers
• Understanding puberty and what this may mean for them
• Exploring the social situations that they may face as a teenage girl
• Developing skills