Learning to wee and poo in the right place - common toileting difficulties in autistic children

This one day course will focus on the common toileting difficulties in autistic children. It aims to explore why autistic children may find learning to use the toilet difficult, as well as more specific continence issues. The session will focus on the need for detailed preparation, examining other autism-related behaviour, such as only using certain toilets, smearing and response to sensory differences.

The course has been written by Dr Eve Fleming, Community Paediatrician and Lorraine MacAlister, a National Autistic Society Autism Training Consultant. Eve and Lorraine have both published articles in Nursing Times about autism and are authors of the book Toilet Training and the Autism Spectrum: A Guide for Professionals.

Course content

  • autism and common toileting difficulties
  • toilet training (including pre-toileting preparation and toileting readiness)
  • specific continence issues (including constipation and bladder problems)
  • specific autism issues
  • working co-operatively with parents to develop toileting skills
  • getting support (including local authority and national guidance).

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at those working with autistic children who are experiencing difficulties with any aspect of toileting across a variety of settings. It is particularly relevant for continence advisers, nursing teams and school-based staff or advisers.

Why attend?

This course aims to support you in looking at any potential toileting difficulties from both an autistic and a continence perspective, aiming to:

  • increase your understanding of autism and the underlying reasons for toileting difficulties
  • develop skills to support toilet training and specific continence issues    
  • have ideas about management of specific autism issues
  • opportunity to share experiences and support strategies with colleagues in other settings
  • develop the ability to support parents in approaches to developing continence.

Scheduled events

Date Location
2 October 2018
London - Book now
29 January 2019 London - Book now

Cost

In-house training for organisations: £1,850 + VAT (price incudes all expenses and training materials for up to 25 delegates)

Individuals attending scheduled training event: £185 + VAT

Training will be provided at a venue of your choice (unless you attend one of our scheduled events) and will be inclusive of:

  • training booklet and information provided for each delegate
  • signposting to relevant literature and resources.

Bookings

For information on booking in-house training please complete our Training Enquiry Form. 

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