For most parents, approaching toilet training with your young child can feel daunting. Autistic children may also have additional needs and challenges that need to be considered.  

Problems with toilet training

Some children may find language and communication around toileting confusing and not know when or how to communicate when they need to go.

Others may have sensory differences, which mean they do not recognise the signs they need to use the toilet, or they find the sounds and smells in the bathroom overwhelming.

Finding support

Every child is different, and many families struggle with toileting issues. Some autistic adults also continue to have challenges around continence and toileting.  

It can help to talk to other parents and carers about what worked for them, as well as seeking support from organisations online.

To read more information, advice and tips around toileting, please click on the links below.

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