My 12-year-old is still working on potty training.


Potty training can be challenging and sometimes frustrating for parents, especially when their child has autism. Children with autism may have sensory processing differences, communication challenges, and other unique needs that can make potty training more difficult. However, with patience, consistency, and the right approach, it is possible to successfully potty train a child with autism.

One of the key challenges of potty training a child with autism is their sensory processing differences. Many children with autism have sensory sensitivities or aversions that can make using the bathroom uncomfortable or even painful. For example, some children may find the sound of flushing the toilet or the feeling of a cold toilet seat too overwhelming. In these cases, it may be helpful to provide accommodations such as earplugs or a toilet seat cover to make the bathroom a more comfortable environment.

Another challenge of potty training a child with autism is their communication skills. Many children with autism have difficulty with verbal communication, making it hard to let their parents know when they need to use the bathroom. In these cases, it may be helpful to use visual aids such as pictures or symbols to help the child communicate their needs. For example, a child could use a picture of a toilet to indicate that they need to use the bathroom.

In addition to sensory processing differences and communication challenges, children with autism may also have other unique needs that can make potty training more difficult. For example, some children with autism may have a limited attention span or difficulty following routines, making it hard for them to focus on using the bathroom. In these cases, it may be helpful to break the potty training process down into small, manageable steps and to provide lots of positive reinforcement and encouragement to keep the child motivated.

Despite these challenges, it is possible to successfully potty train a child with autism. Here are some tips for parents:

  • Start early: It’s never too early to start potty training a child with autism. Even if your child is still in diapers, you can introduce the concept of using the bathroom and help them become familiar with the bathroom environment.
  • Be patient: Potty training can be a long and slow process, especially for children with autism. Be prepared to be patient and to provide lots of encouragement and support to your child as they learn this new skill.
  • Use a consistent routine: Children with autism often thrive on routine and predictability. Develop a consistent bathroom routine, and stick to it as much as possible. This can help your child feel more comfortable and confident in their bathroom use.
  • Provide positive reinforcement: Children with autism often respond well to positive reinforcement, such as praise, stickers, or other rewards. Use positive reinforcement to encourage your child and to help them feel proud of their accomplishments.
  • Be flexible: Every child with autism is different, and what works for one child may not work for another. Be flexible and adapt your approach to meet your child’s unique needs and challenges.

In conclusion, potty training a child with autism can be a challenging but rewarding process. With patience, consistency, and the right approach, it is possible to successfully potty train a child with autism and help them develop this important life skill.

Table outlining the steps for potty training a 12-year-old child with autism:

1Start early and introduce the concept of using the bathroom.
2Make the bathroom environment comfortable and accommodating for the child’s sensory needs.
3Use visual aids or other communication tools to help the child express their bathroom needs.
4Develop a consistent bathroom routine and stick to it as much as possible.
5Break the potty training process into small, manageable steps and provide positive reinforcement.
6Be flexible and adapt your approach to meet the child’s unique needs and challenges.

Remember, every child is different and may require a different approach to potty training. The above steps are just a general guide and may need to be modified to fit your child’s needs and abilities.


My name is Adi, and I am the proud parent of Saar, a lively 17-year-old who happens to have autism. I have created a blog,, with the aim to share our family's journey and offer guidance to those who may be going through similar experiences.Saar, much like any other teenager, has a passion for football, cycling, and music. He is also a budding pianist and enjoys painting. However, his world is somewhat distinct. Loud sounds can be overwhelming, sudden changes can be unsettling, and understanding emotions can be challenging. Nevertheless, Saar is constantly learning and growing, and his unwavering resilience is truly remarkable.

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22 Responses

  1. lexielovesgucci says:

    that kid obviously forgot to flush thats why he is saying nobody wants to see his poop. why are you searching this anyway? this was a link, so i clicked it.

  2. LRMaylott says:

    It is a requirement by Kindergarten that the child must be potty trained, know their colors, their name, and should be able to count to 10.

    I can only imagine that this is also a requirement for all the grades that follow kindergarten.

  3. Yawtube123 says:

    I was potty trained by 5… who the hell leaves a kid unpotty trained when they are over 8? by 12 I was already pretty intellignet, if you cant go to the toilet by then something is very wrong with your logic.

  4. junkification says:

    There’s no manual that says parents must potty train by certain age.
    If a parent decides its just too soon to potty train, its their prerogative to do so when the child is ready, and only he or she can determine they’re ready!
    The Hispanic family down the street has an 9 year old son and a 7 year old daughter, both wear Underjams 24/7, school and everywhere I see them, perfectly normal kids, except in the area of going potty, they just aren’t ready for big kid underwear yet, so what?!

  5. junkification says:

    Did you not read the comment?
    Besides, why would you want to watch a 12 year old being abused for a potty accident?
    It’s disgusting the way that kid’s parents treat him for pooping in bedwetter pullups, whether he pooped intentionally or by accident, it’s not his parent’s right to be so abusive, after all, nobody FORCED them to look at HIS POOP!!
    I guess its none of my biz why you’d want to see the entire video, prolly still online, just Google for: "extreme-board" and do a search there.

  6. BSN171 says:

    @junkification where I can see the whole video?

  7. amstenzel4 says:

    omg how can u do this to ur kid and he should have been potty trained by 8 years old. would never do this to a kid.

  8. lpskiana says:

    i think he just forgot to flush the toilet so he says’ everyone wants to see my poop

  9. IHerpIDerpWhen says:

    Im 12 and Im acutally not potty trained and my parents wouldnt do this to me. You guys r terrible

  10. diamondgirl828 says:

    Wow! Now I understand what nastycatcrotch28’s problem is…She was humiliated like this as a child so now she wears diapers…LMAO!!

  11. Explicitproductions1 says:

    @ladyodessasilvererg a 12 year old who wears diapers has no friends…

  12. Explicitproductions1 says:

    wow, this has to be a joke, even if u were not trained, at age twelve you should of figured it out on your own

  13. MyBadger2 says:

    @Luckycharmz555 I agree to I feel bad for the kid. 🙁

  14. JazzLove15 says:

    i agree

  15. junkification says:

    He’s being punished for pooping his diapers in bed, he’s 12 years old and his parents said if he ever pooped in bed again, they would punish him by putting up a video on YouTube showing his poopy diapers, but that part got removed by flaggits, so now its only the kid repeating "Nobody wanna see my poop?"
    The video was way better before they edited the boy’s poopy diaper out, its kinda lame now.
    There is a copy of the full unedited version on ‘extreme boards’ for those with a humiliation fetish!

  16. SuperArdez says:

    is that really potty training wow hes too old

  17. nudle19 says:

    This is so mean. Uploaded on youtube is just pure humiliating!

  18. cmurda2223 says:

    id make a song out of that and start screaming lol

  19. tonyjr1325 says:

    u mine as well put him in a diaper

  20. tonyjr1325 says:

    thats wat u get

  21. malfoydude says:

    he wont do that again

  22. john17972 says:


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