This weekend, I had an accident and broke my toe (see x-ray picture) but for me staying away from the walking(restraining) boot was the difficult part. The first attempt failed and I needed to get a cast (see picture) to keep me from taking it off. I can’t touch my foot now because of the cast. The doctor said I would need it for four weeks to heal. I don’t know how I will make it that long without touching it. To stay away from touching things like this takes all the control I have. Telling me not to do it doesn’t work.
I think people should try to understand how difficult it can be for autistic people to not touch things and take them seriously. They need to ensure that the wrap on the injury can withstand frequent touching to let it heal.