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Adult Autism and Faecal Smearing

06 October 2016

Within the UK there are estimated to be more than 700,000 people living with autism; this equates to around 1.1% of the population. [1]

A common aspect of autism is faecal smearing, this occurs at all ages and not just in children. There are many reasons as to why an autistic person may engage in faecal smearing; it may be due to sensory, medical or behavioural reasons. However there are many different approached to deterring faecal smearing; for example visiting the doctors, providing sensory alternatives or inhibiting access with body stockings. [2]

Abena offer a vast range of high quality adult body stockings suitable as a faecal smearing prevention. They feature either zips or poppers, depending on the user’s preference. They are made from 92% cotton and 8% elastin making them a soft and comfortable fit. Please click the link for more information on Abena’s body stocking range: