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Charlie and Bailey

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Charlie McGowan is 11 years old. When he was three doctors diagnosed him with autism.

From being a seemingly healthy little boy, at the age of two Charlie lost all his language ability, he wouldn’t allow anyone to touch him and he stopped making eye contact with people, including his mum Kirsty. He would only sleep for one hour each night meaning that he was awake for remaining 23 hours of the day. Charlie would become extremely stressed and repeatedly bang his head, leading to bleeding.