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Autism and continence

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. Choose a training option below.

About the training

The course 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.

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.

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CPD Accreditation

  • This module is accredited by the CPD Certification Service (the leading CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles.
  • Learners will receive a certificate of completion which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.
  • For further information on the CPD Certification service please visit the CPD website. 
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