Autism and self-care

Autism and self-care

I have been working with Gavin for a while on personal hygiene and other self-care type things. With Autistic children this isn’t always an easy task. This has been true for Gavin as well. I always have to remind him to wipe his face after eating or brushing his teeth.

Well out of no where today Gavin tells me he wants to go upstairs and brush his hair. I asked him if I can take before and after pics and post them. He was quite happy to have his face plastered on the site for all to see.

He was so funny cause he went upstairs and was gone for a bit. He came down and was quite proud of himself. I just had to smile because he has a buzz cut so there really isn’t anything to brush or comb. That said, a big, giant, huge, +1 for taking the initiative to do this on his own this in the first place. As humorous as this is, it’s actually a pretty big deal and I’m hella proud of him. Hopefully this trend will continue and he will adopt more of these habits.

I thought you may enjoy the before and after shots. Progress is progress…right? Great job Gavin, your lookin’ pretty good my man. 😉



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Go Gavin!


Thanks 😉

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