How To Toilet Train an Autistic Child

Toilet or Potty Training a Child With Autism

When Isy was three we had a challenge trying to teach her to go to the toilet for number 2’s. We looked high and low for methods to teach her to go when she needed to and we came up with a method that really worked for her and other families.

We had a visit from Minda and they showed us a package they had for toilet training children, particularly for children with special needs. The package had some illustrations of a cartoon character going through the motions and this gave me an idea!

We had already been using interactive flash cards on the computer for teaching Isy the phonetic alphabet and some words, and so we knew that she enjoyed interacting with sounds and images. So I went about creating an interactive Toilet Training program that she could identify with.

By using a cartoon style background and character, with a photo of her face, she could literally see herself going to the toilet and going through the motions, this also amused Isy and attracted her attention. It is a simple but effective way to teach children with Autism or special needs what to do when nature calls. For Isy it wasn’t long before the penny dropped and she was going to the toilet willingly to do her “poo’s”

After such great success we recommended the method to quite a few families and we made up customised versions using a photo of the child. They too had success and so the Interactive Toilet Training program was born.

See the demonstration below, each customised version will have the child’s name (in sound) and a photo of their face on the character so they can identify themselves and see themselves doing the actions.


To order a copy simply fill in the form below and click send and we will send you all the details for your customised version of the Toilet Training Program.

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