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 help with understanding the potential impact of autism on learning to use the toilet, alongside discussing specific continence issues. it will include information about toileting training, potential reasons why autistic children may have toileting difficulties alongside specific autism-related continence issues. The session will focus on both the need for detailed preparation, understanding of toileting readiness, alongside examining autism related continence difficulties such as only using certain toilets, smearing and 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
September 2018 Booking details available soon
March 2019  Booking details available soon 

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

To make an enquiry please call 0141 285 7117 and choose option 1 then option 1 again or email  training.enquiries@nas.org.uk.

To book or to amend a booking please call 0141 285 7117 and choose option 2 then option 1 or email training.bookings@nas.org.uk.

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