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Name: fivebucks
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I was hoping someone could give me some advice on potty training an autistic child any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Name: nikkiangel77 | Date: Feb 7th, 2010 12:07 AM
Hi :-)
You have taken me back a bit here. My names nikki and my son is Daniel. He has autism. I remember the pressure and stress the thought of potty training him caused! I decided to try a number of things. Firstly just letting him wet through his trowsers....I thought he would get fed up of the disscomfort. Then I tried just leaving him undressed... This is a good idea, but obviously your stuck in the house for weeks on end and a lot of things will get ruined with the wet and stains. I found the trick was in the reaction I gave whenever he did a wee in his potty. When I caught him starting to do one I picked him up and ran with him to the potty. Even if there was only a dribble in it I picked it up...danced...sang at the top of my voice and basically made it very hard for him not to aknowlage and also made it quite entertaining for him] I would pick him up into the air and sing wee wee in the potty and dance around for ages. He loved my reaction so much in the end it made him want to do it. It takes ages and you really have to be consistant. Dont stop reacting this way untill HE gets fed up with all the fuss. Eventually it will become second nature for him to pee in his potty or toilet but one step at a time!.... :-) hope this helps x 

Name: Hil | Date: Mar 15th, 2010 9:59 AM
hi, sorry to say am having the same problem myself. I have started to bring J to the toilet even when he has already gone. Not sure if he really understands what its all about to be honest. If you discover something would appreciate you sharing it with me..have read nikkiangel's advice and will give that a go... 

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