Embarrassing Bodies Kids: Episode 4

Living with Autism

Our ‘Living with’ strand features 6 year old twin boys Isaac and Jacob who suffer from autism. Autism affects 1 in 100 children and manifests in several ways; difficulties in social situations, reading body language and tone of voice, trouble with expressing emotions and empathy and disliking change of routine. The boys, who were diagnosed 18 months ago, suffer from classic autism, which means the disease affects all there ability to learn and interact with other people. They have trouble going to the toilet, as they cannot connect what their body is telling them with needing to sit on a toilet. Isaac’s and Jacob’s parents are finding it easier to manage the condition and look forward to the cuddles.

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Portsmouth Autism Support Network

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Agree: 4,7,16,18,19,20,21,22,23,26,33,35,39,42,45,46: 1 point Disagree: 1,3,8,15,24,25,38,40: 1 point Score: 24 is this bad please i am slow ?





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My 17 month old daughter recently had a bout of gastro, while she was ill she developed a habit of pulling her hair to comfort herself. I thought she would stop once she got better but she hasn't, she has got worse. She's now pulled her hair so much she has gone bald on the right hand side of her head. She does it out of habit now, there isn't a particular reason but she's worse when I put her to bed and pulls handfulls out when she's going to sleep. I've tried distracting her and given her her favourite doll which she now takes every where with her but she still pulls her hair. She holds her doll in her left hand and pulls her hair with her right hand, she likes having her hair in her hand while she's sucking her thumb and she is also eating her hair as it is coming out in her poo so I'm worried about her getting a hair ball. Is there anything else I can do?





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