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About The Characters

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Lola Rabbit

Lola is autistic with a demand avoidant profile. Lots of people are autistic but every person is an individual and although they share some attributes they will also be very different from each other. 

Lola is a little girl who likes to wear ear defenders to help with sudden loud noises, she needs instructions to be disguised so that her anxiety level is minimised. She thrives on routine and loves to be prepared for any changes. It helps if Lola is prompted when to join in conversations as she sometimes doesn’t know when it is her turn to talk. 

Lola has a learning disability alongside being autistic and she doesn’t yet know how to regulate her own senses or is able to retain information so needs lots of repetitive – teaching and over – learning.

Bourbon Badger

Bourbon Badger is Lola’s best friend and seems to understand Lola better than she understands herself. Bourbon is very kindcaring and is very emphatic to some situations that Lola finds herself struggling in.

He is a role model for children because of his compassion and kindness and is very much the star of these children’s stories. He will help children understand and know how to include children like Lola whilst teaching them all about some of the difficulties Lola has and explores ways in which he can help her just by being a “Kind Friend”

Maya Mouse

Maya is an inquisitive little mouse and likes to ask lots of questions. She is learning more and more about her friends every day, such as why Lola uses a Chew Buddy to help her with her sensory processing difficulties and how her ear defenders help her with loud noises.
Asking lots of questions is okay. It means you want to learn and helps you be less afraid and more understanding. It is even a great way to connect with your friends by understanding their likes and dislikes. Maya asks lots of questions and so should you too.