Getting started with toilet training for autistic children
Strategies for toilet training autistic children
As your child learns each toileting step, encourage them with rewards. Try different rewards. Use the ones your child likes best.
Go over the visual support or social story with your child 2-3 times a day. Share it with people who do toileting with your child.
Tips for toilet training challenges
Consider skipping the potty stage if your child doesn’t like change. Using the toilet straight away limits changes for your child.
Some autistic children don’t like the sound of flushing. Prepare your child for flushing and other sensory aspects of toileting.
Some children flush the toilet continually, stuff it with paper, or refuse to poo. Your child’s professionals can help with challenges like these.