There has been a lot of interest on the Potty Time website, Facebook page, and here on the blog, about potty training children with special needs, especially children who have an Autism Spectrum diagnosis. As a mom of a child on the spectrum and as a pediatric speech therapist, I have worked with many children, families, and occupational therapists to address potty training. Here are a few tips, tricks and suggestions I have used, heard and learned. Continue reading →
While some children who have autism train around the same time as their peers, others may take longer to train or have behaviors specific to their autistic tendencies that will make potty training a little more of a challenge.
What follows is a list of common challenges children who have autism face when potty training, along with some possible solutions. Continue reading →