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Questions about autism

I have no education on autism, and I am curious.

Do autistic kids use the rest room alone?

Do they need to be told to go?

 Does it depend on the depth of their autism?

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dancinintherain

Asked by dancinintherain at 7:27 PM on Mar. 28, 2011 in Health

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Answers (5)
  • some can


    some do


    yes
    letstalk747

    Answer by letstalk747 at 7:29 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • It depends on how severe the autism is, as well as where on the spectrum they lie. A high functioning person will be able to do everything someone who is not autistic can do.
    ImaginationMama

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 7:32 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Autism is made up of varying degrees of functionality . . . those on the lowest end of the spectrum can require help and guidance in the areas you mentioned, those at the highest end are just as capable as those without autism.
    qwietpleez

    Answer by qwietpleez at 7:35 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • my son can go to the bathroom & do so many things but it depends on what spectrum they are on
    jordysmom12

    Answer by jordysmom12 at 12:33 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • It depends on the severity of the autism. As the others have said, some that are higher functioning can do what any typical person can do.
    Austinsmom35

    Answer by Austinsmom35 at 2:12 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

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