#Autism and Potty Training
I’m quite frequently asked about secrets, tips and tricks to how I got my 3 boys with Autism potty trained.
I usually answer with something like this: “In a word, patience. It takes lots, and lots of patience. However, in truth, my boys were pretty easy, so I’m not the best person to ask.”
Potty training is something that is not always easy, especially for parents of kids on the Autism Spectrum and the kids themselves. There are many things that can make this process very difficult.
For example, sensory processing issues, developmental status, stress, anxiety and even some good old fashion stubbornness, can all play a role in making potty training an uphill battle for some families.
I think that it would be very helpful to begin a dialog about these challenges.
There are so many parents out there trying desperately to help their son or daughter on the Autism Spectrum learn to use the potty and they could use our help.
With that said, let’s begin this conversation by sharing your personal experience with potty training your child with Autism. Please share any tips, tricks or secrets to success that you may have found beneficial to you and your family.