How do i get my 6 year old Autistic son to stop going to the bathroom in his closet?

Jennifer - posted on 06/23/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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He is potty trained and goes potty in the toilet but goes potty in his bedroom closet at times. I don't know how to get him to stop. Any ideas or helpful hints would be appreciated please. Thank you.

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Danielle - posted on 06/27/2013

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I would maybe put a training potty in his closet.
It wont help him stop doing it, but it may help clean-up if he had a resource in there so he isn't expelling on the floor..

It may be a sensory thing. He feels calmed by the space, and doesn't want to leave so he has an accident.
It happens often with our 5 year old. If he doesn't want to leave then he will wet himself.

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I hate to tell you this but it may be something he never stops depending on his level of functioning. I would just keep correcting him when he does it and if it's really a problem then have him wear a diaper at night

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Jennifer - posted on 06/27/2013

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thank you Danielle... never thought of that. i will try that and see if it helps.

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