Autism Constipation: Causes and Solutions https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-constipation-causes

Autism Constipation: Causes and Solutions

As a parent, it is important to make connections with other parents who relate to your stage of life. Realizing someone else truly understands your child’s hardships and triumphs can bring so much encouragement.   For many parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), these connections are often few and far between. Sharing your child’s

Can A Social Story Help My Child with Stool Withholding?

Can A Social Story Help My Child with Stool Withholding?

Embarking on toilet training with any child can be quite the journey. There’s the “regular” toilet training questions we all wonder (When should I start? Is my child ready? What rewards should I choose?), but for parents of a child with additional needs, introducing the concept of transitioning out of nappies can be a significant

Preparing Your Child for Incontinence at School

Over 35 million people across the country live with incontinence; a large portion of these are children with special needs such as autism. Helping your child navigate life with the loss of bladder control can be challenging, especially as he/she heads back to school and begins to participate in after-school activities or sports. While you

Oh Poop! Fecal Smearing in Autism

Fecal Smearing in Autism. Oh, Poop!

What is Fecal Smearing? Imagine walking into your children’s room late at night to check on them sleeping, only to find them smearing poop all over themselves or their room! Some children who play with poop also do so in front of other people or while away from home at school or visiting family members.

How to Keep Children With Toileting Delay Comfortable at School https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/keep-children-with-toileting-delay/

How to Keep Children With Toileting Delay Comfortable at School

No matter how old a child is, struggling with incontinence isn’t easy. It can be stressful for the entire family, especially when autism is involved. Incontinence and autism are often coupled together, due to the toileting delay, cognitive and sensory issues can cause. However, it doesn’t have to be stressful, as a few easy steps

Help: My Child With Special Needs Struggles With Bowel Movements https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-struggles-bowel-movements/

Help: My Child With Special Needs Struggles With Bowel Movements

Question: I have a nine-year-old who is not using the toilet to open his bowels. He can take himself to the toilet to urinate but is having constipation issues. He has been on a laxative for three weeks, and the continence nurse has encouraged us to put him back in nappies during this time. .

Autism Potty Training - The Ultimate Guide https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-potty-training-guide/

Potty Training For Autism – The Ultimate Guide

Training a child to use the potty can be hard—and teaching a child with autism to use the potty can be even harder. As we all know, it can take a little longer for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to master many everyday skills. As a result, potty training with autism can take

Big Diapers, Pull-ups and Youth Pants

Finding Big Kid Diapers, Pull-Ups and Youth Pants For Your Child with ASD

Six-year-old Alexander was diagnosed with moderate autism spectrum disorder (ASD) several years ago. His parents have spent years attempting to potty train him, but he just isn’t completely there yet. In fact, his parents thought several times he was potty trained and then he regressed. Alexander’s parents are frustrated by the added stress of not

My child with Autism Outgrows the Diapers in the Store

My Child with Autism Outgrows the Diapers in the Store

Q&A What do I do when my child with Autism out grows the diapers in the store? This is the question as featured in Issue Number 6 and you may also find this article on finding big kid diapers helpful. Answer: If your child has an ASD diagnosis, then ask your pediatrician for a prescription for