Becky Thomas - Autism Support worker
I work with a 14 yr old Autistic girl with a learning disability.
She has increasingly withdrawn from going places and is now not washing at all and will stay in one set of clothes and will not take off her pants and is extremely fearful. I know the parents have had problems with washing her over the years and she has never liked bubbles or cream over her. She seems very contradictory as she has good tolerance in many other areas.
The "professionals" are putting her on anti depressants and Rispirodol for anxiety and I feel she is being mis diagnosed and the parents misunderstood. i know the parents have done things that have forced into very stressful situations in the past, but efforts are being made to help them understand their daughter and interact with her in a way that will be good for her. She has her periods and it is horrendous to see the hygiene problems that occur at this time.
Has anyone got any advice please?