What a great resource this is I stumbled on it while on the internet tonight. I have two daughters ages 6 and 4 My oldest has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Everyday has its challenges. She did not begin preschool until last year and is in Kindergarden this year. My youngest is in pre-school this year. We are facing a variet of challenges with the oldest. She is non-verbal. We have been going to speech therapy for her so hopefully sometime soon we will see a little progress. I am currently trying to potty train her as well. I was wondering if anyone had any effective ways in doing so. When I say she has shown no interest in potty training, i mean 0 interest. I have tried bringing her in with me when i go, I have had her watch her sister, we have tried books. If I bring her in with myself or my sister she is like ok can we go do something else. I dont know what I need to do to drum up her interest in it. We have seen a variety of doctors over the past couple years and they always say she needs to be the one to decide when she is going to potty train. I understand that, but its a lot easier to say than it is to do I guess. I have tried not using a diaper with her hoping that would maybe help some, but when she would have an accident she would take it out of her pants and I would find it on the floor, under her bed, in her toybox, so I went back to diapers. She also hates wearing clothes which I have seen others have experienced too. Doesn't matter if its 80 or 30 outside she hates wearing clothes. Well I should get to bed, but I appreciate that this group is here for us. I look forward to meeting others on here. It helps knowing you're not alone with what we are going through.
Have a good day and happy holidays to everyone!!