Ali (a young teenage boy with ASD) is asleep in his bed. On awakening and sitting up he notices a wet patch on his bed and shorts. A question mark appears. Ali looks surprised and worried. He starts to cover the wet patch on the bed with his duvet. A Widgit 'stop' sign appears. The video replays. During the replay, when Ali sits up and notices the wet patch on his bed he calls for his father. He indicates the wet patch to his father. His father explains that at night spontaneous ejaculation can sometimes occur during sleep (the video uses illustrations in a speech bubble coming from Ali's father of a generic teenage boy asleep in bed – the illustrations show the boy getting an erection and ejaculating). Ali nods and smiles.
This clip could be used to support PSHE learning in relation to puberty and personal issues for boys and demonstrating the value of asking for advice and support with issues of concern. The widgit symbols can be used as pause-points by teachers to highlight key-issues for discussion.