This Q directed to ANYONE involved with autism - parents, siblings, caregivers, special ed teachers input, & anyone else are all VERY WELCOME! I'm interested in getting ideas for toilet training my nearly-4 year old autistic boy. I've started toilet training him at the same time as my 2 yr old normal boy. (I have tried unsuccessfully with the autistic one several times over the past 2 years). Now after 1 and half weeks of potty/toilet training, my normal son is doing much much better than the autistic one. The autistic one also has sensory issues - he has a much poorer sense of balance and of his body functions than the normal one, even though he is 19 months older. But I think he is ready, in the sense that in cloth underpants he can tell me straight away that he has peed (he doesn't like the sensation). However, making the leap or connection to using the potty is a whole other thing.
What worked for the autistic person in YOUR life? Even what seems like a chance observation years ago to you, may be of huge help to me today, so please feel free to respond. I don't care if you were the person doing the training or simply an observer such as a sibling. Thanks!