Guy Stuff Program - Center for ADHD

Hygiene & puberty education program taught from a social learning perspective. Boys ages 9-17

Guy Stuff is coming to Doylestown in December at the office of Autism Spectrum Diagnostics and Consulting.  Please see the flyer below for details.  

Middle School Guy Stuff Doylestown Online Registration Form

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Boys who present with ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, learning differences or higher-verbal autism spectrum diagnoses desire social connection and have the same hormones as their similar-age peers.

Due to their unique learning needs and the discrepancy between their physical maturity and emotional maturity this population requires much more comprehensive education around topics such as hygiene, puberty, sexuality and relationship skills yet almost none receive the education they need.   They need to be taught this information in a format that works for their learning style and to address their social learning needs.

Guy Stuff is a highly interactive and fun program that utilizes videos, games and group activities to teach this information from a social learning perspective.  We offer programs for boys in 5th grade, middle school, and high school.  

Parent Involvement-Fathers (or a male family member/role model) attend the 5th-grade program and middle school programs with their sons so they can mutually learn how to feel comfortable communicating about these topics.  A  parents-only session precedes the beginning of all of our Guy Stuff programs.

Age-appropriate topics taught within a social learning context include:

  • Hygiene
  • Puberty
  • Reproductive anatomy
  • Language: Understanding correct terms and slang and knowing when to use each
  • Socially appropriate behaviors at home and school
  • Sexuality
  • Safe and appropriate internet usage
  • Healthy body image
  • Understanding how friendships and relationships develop

Participants report that they learned a great deal from the program and found that the shared experience of learning amongst a group of similar age boys allowed them to feel comfortable asking questions and sharing concerns.

Ryan Wexelblatt, Center Director is one of the only professionals in the United States to specialize in sexuality education and relationship skills for the ADHD, Asperger’s and Higher-functioning autism populations He also provides treatment to address issues or problematic behaviors pertaining to these topics.

Note to Parents:   Guy Stuff is designed for boys who present with ADHD, Asperger’s and related challenges.  We receive requests from parents of boys who are diagnosed with mild intellectual disabilities and are happy to modify the program in individual sessions in order to meet their individual learning needs.  Please contact us if you would like to set up an individual session for your son.