Rachel - posted on 10/19/2016 ( 11 moms have responded )
I have two brothers one who is Aspbergers (18 yr old) and one who is on the opposite end of the spectrum full blown autism (20 yrs old). The younger brother is socially awkward and gets easily upset in conversations if questions are too challenging for him. He can manage to fix himself food and do the basic ADL's howevever he always look unkept as if he hasn't showered for days, strange odor, just sits in his room playing video games for hours on end. The older one is worse and can't function very well he also still has issues with making bowel movements in his underwear and cleaning himself because you can smell it on him. Unfortunately, I don't live with them and haven't in years but my mom has always been what I consider to be neglectful with them. I should mention I have two other brothers who are not autistic (4 in total) who are older than them and even though my mom would leave for vacations and for weeks on end they always had one of the older boys at home with them. Now however everyone has moved out so it's just the two autistic boys home with mom and I just found out she's away on vacation for the week. I know that they're more well adjusted because they're used to being left alone but I still worry how safe it is for the two of them to be left alone for an entire week by themselves. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this or if there are any laws regarding this type of thing?