The site includes accessible lessons, factsheets, videos and resources about everything a child needs to know as they go through puberty.
Planet Puberty, a new educational platform developed via GHO Sydney for Family Planning NSW, helps the parents and carers of children with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability navigate the changes to their child’s bodies, emotions and social interactions.
"Through Planet Puberty, we're giving parents and carers of children with intellectual disability and autism the tools to support them to live a more independent, healthy and happy life as they grow," Family Planning NSW senior health promotion officer Ee-Lin Chang says.
"We’ve really enjoyed the creativity and partnership of the GHO team – they've exceeded our expectations for what this resource could be.”
The project includes a website, webinar series, posters, podcast and social videos.
The site includes accessible lessons, factsheets, videos and resources about everything a child needs to know as they go through puberty, including information about body changes, hygiene, periods, emotions and relationships.
“We were delighted that Family Planning NSW were so willing to take a fun and relatable approach to what can be a challenging subject," GHO Sydney creative partner Hamish Stewart says.
"Working closely with experts in the sector has been invaluable in helping get the tone just right.”
The Planet Puberty suite of resources was co-designed with people with disability and their parents and carers, perspectives that were critical in guiding the development of the project at all stages.
“It was great to work so closely with Family Planning NSW on this project," GHO Sydney design partner Ryan Chao says.
"The co-design team were especially crucial in validating our design decisions and helping build a truly accessible and inclusive website experience. We are so proud of the result.”
The Planet Puberty podcast will feature special guests including former Dolly Doctor Melissa Kang and sexologist and counsellor Jodi Rodgers from the hit Netflix show 'Love on the Spectrum', as well as the voices of parents and carers of children with disability.
The project was made possible through funding from the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
Client: Family Planning NSW
Agency: GHO Sydney