I have not really been into this section before but i have a question and was thinking maybe someone would be able to give me some advice.
I have a neice who is mentally disabled. she is 5 and goes to a special school. she has no language and has autistic tendancies socially but she is not autistic.
We see her and family frequently we are all really close.
latley she is calming herself through mastabation. my husband and i are feeling a bit awkward. i do not want to be graphic on here at all but we are not sure how to respond. she will lie in the middle of our kitchen floor for 20mins and the other day she lounged across my dh on the couch. he particularly does not know what to do. ignore the behaviour and be awkward? do we say something?
we love the whole family so much, and do everything to help them. this is just one thing i dont know how to talk about. any advice from people that have some idea would be really great. i have been really reluctant to post this but i dont know where else to turn?