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    Anonymous

    Hi everyone, I am new to the forum so im unsure where i am supposed to post this.  My son is 4 years old and is autistic, he has no speech currently and i am having the worst time with toilet training.  I have tried so many times to toilet train him but have been unsuccessful.  My son now is taking his nappy off, weeing on the floor and sometimes pooing and then playing in it like its water play.  He will slide about in the wee and splash it putting it in his hair.  This is happening daily and im at my wits end because each time it happens i have to bathe him, change his clothes, wash the floor, wash any toys hes weed on or throw them away.  Its so hard because he shares a bedroom with his sister and its so unfair on her because he will sometimes wee on her bed and her toys too.  I really need some advice on what i can do, i have tried visual aids and rewards none of these have worked.  I really do not see any light at the end of the tunnel right now.Feeling very frustrated! Please help!Thank you.

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    Anonymous

    have you tried to redirect to sensory play? room temperature apple juice [to emulate wee] and you could make some brown playdough with brown colouring and some wet salt dough.i say this as i am a smearer and have been recommended many things from the social services learning disability team to emulate blood,but its blood i play with and smear,i tried playing with the other stuff as a child and couldnt tolerate the smell or feel.i still have toileting issues as an adult-i dont grasp toileting and cant feel my bladder/bowel which is a common cause of toileting issues in autistics. i get nappies on the NHS,so for some of us we never grasp toileting and have additional issues to.with your son weeing in his sisters room,it could be because he wants to express something he feels/thinks but otherwise doesnt have the vocal capacity to do it,ive lived with a fellow moderate-severely autistic guy who used to wee over my pet chickens and the rug in his bedroom when he wanted attention,but it was less to do with the action and more to do with lacking the ability to express what he wants/feels.

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