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
Teaching kids with autism to use the toilet and best practices for bathroom and toileting concerns.
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
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
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.
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
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