However, if a person with autism has no physical reason for wetting himself, he must learn to feel and recognize the sensation of having a full bladder or needing to defecate. A combination of social stories can be helpful, even for a non-verbal teen with autism, as he may understand what he hears or sees. These stories can concern what the different sensations in our midsection are. Then put the person on a strict schedule, starting with the amount of time he seems to stay dry (half an hour? two hours?), as well as before and after meals, and before leaving the house. Setting an alarm for yourself or for the caretaker is a good way to stay on track. Then, reward your teenager with autism each time he uses the toilet successfully.
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