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References & Resources


( ☆ indicates highly recommended)

American Academy of Pediatrics. (2003). Source Guide to Toilet Trainingwww.healthychildren.org

☆ American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (2014). TIPS For Living Life To Its Fullest: Establishing Toileting Routines For Children.

☆ Autism Speaks. Guide for Managing Constipation in Children

Autism Speaks. Parent’s Guide to Toilet Training in Autism

Bachrach, Ann; Mosley, Ada; Swindle, Faye; & Wood, Mary. (1978). Developmental Therapy for Young Children with Autistic Characteristics. pro-ed. Austin, TX.

Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Toileting and Bathroom Routines. (video)

Fouse, Beth & Wheeler, Maria. (1997). A Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism. Western Psychological Services. Los Angeles, CA.

Greenspan, Stanley I. & Wieder, Serena. (1998). The Child With Special Needs. Da Capo Press.

☆ Harris, Kyla and Howard, John (2012). Toilet Training the Challenged Child

Heffner, Gary. (2008). Toilet Training and Autism

Lowenstein, Robert A. and Carosso, John. The “Answer” Series: Toilet Training For Children In The Autistic Spectrum. Community Psychiatric Centers. Website: www.communitypsychiatriccenters.com

☆ NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Targeting the Big Three: Toilet Training Caregiver Manual.

New Zealand Continence Association. Toilet Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders – A Parent’s Guide

Quill, Kathleen. (1995). Teaching Children with Autism: Strategies to Enhance Communication and Socialization. Delmar Publishers, Inc. Albany, NY.

☆ Stevens, Joanne. (2004). Toilet Training Autistic Individuals in 21 Days. Cubehut, SA.

Willis, Thomas; LaVigna, Gary; & Donnellan, Anne. (2011). Behavior Assessment Guide. IABA. Los Angeles, CA.


( ☆ indicates highly recommended)

For Parents
☆ Batts, Brenda. (2010). Ready, Set, Potty!. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Philadelphia, PA. (Focuses on children with autism and other developmental issues)

Coucouvanis, Judith. The Potty Journey. (Emphasis on training children with special needs including autism)

The Sandbox Learning Company. (2013). iCan Toilet Training Program. (a comprehensive toilet training app for iPhone and iPad that provides the key elements for successful toilet training including two schedule options)

☆ Wheeler, Maria (2007). Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism or Other Developmental Issues. (Examines multiple methods and toilet training tools)

Zwieback, Meg. Keys To Toilet Training (A pediatric nurse practitioner addresses common toilet training issues)

For Children

  • Elmo’s Potty Time (video)
  • Frankel, A. (2007). Once Upon A Potty.
  • Berger, Samantha (2010). Pirate Potty.
  • Potty Power (video)
  • Publications International Ltd. (2010). Elmo’s Potty Time Play-a-Song Book.
  • Rogers, F. (1997). Going To The Potty.
  • Sesame Street. (2014). P Is For Potty!

(☆ indicates highly recommended)

American Academy of Pediatrics. www.healthychildren.org

Preventa Wear Special Needs Clothing. www.preventawear.com

especial Needs, LLC. www.especialneeds.com. Special needs products, including a self-wipe aid

☆ www.do2learn.com (great resource for picture schedules)

Habit Training Link:

For sample toilet training charts: www.freeprintablebehaviorcharts.com

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