Linking families and individuals with autism to services, care, support and learning resources for more than 10 years.

Potty Training


Potty training an autistic child can be a rather daunting task, but don’t let it scare you. The key is to be consistent and persistent. Many of our children learn to become potty trained. It may take more effort and more time, but it will happen. As always, you can email AutismLink for any specific questions or if you need help from another parent who has been there. We have many volunteers who are willing to help you. All you have to do is ask!

Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism & Related Disorders by Maria Wheeler — Researchers report that individuals with autism are the most difficult population to toilet train. Without this skill, however, social acceptance might remain a distant wish while self-esteem, finances, time and energy can be eroded for everyone in the family. Contains over 200 toilet training tips and more than 40 case examples with solutions.