Courses & workshops

Working Towards Independent Toileting

Who is this course for?

This training session is aimed at parents of autistic children or those with social communication challenges. The session may also be useful to professionals who work with and support autistic children and their families.



What will you learn?

The session will introduce and explore the following topics:

  • Common barriers faced by autistic children when starting to use the toilet;
  • Strategies to help adapt for and/or overcome these barriers;
  • Setting realistic toileting goals.

Resources (including visuals, books and equipment examples), activities and practical strategies will be shared with a focus on how and when to start with toileting as well as specific toileting problems experienced by this group such as recognising bladder and bowel sensations, overcoming anxiety about using the toilet and learning how to wipe)