My 12 yr old son hasn’t been officially diagnosed with HFA but as his mother and after reading article upon article and every book I can find, I’m 100% sure that he is autistic, along with having sensory processing disorder. Personal hygiene has become almost non existent the past few years, he is against showering, hair brushing, teeth brushing and etc…I don’t know what to do about this, he recently told me that he don’t like the feel of water in his skin or wet hair touching him or the way a towel feels drying off, I’m desperate for any advice/tips on how to deal with /approach this, I don’t have much help from anyone it’s mainly just me and him and would greatly appreciate any advice…please and thank you!

Posted by georgiat1978 at 2023-10-11 17:57:30 UTC