Toilet training

 My son recently started toilet training and had it down to a fine art when he was at school. But since  we had school summer holidays he has refused to wear pants at home. He wears pants now but he’s back at school but as soon as he gets home wants a nappy put back on and I’ve tried everything I can from reward charts to telling him that every person that he knows wears big boy pants he still refusing to wear them. Does anyone have any advice 

  • Hi NAS36688

    Sorry to hear you are having difficulty with your son's progress around toilet training. This must be frustrating for you all. I have two links that may be of use to you?

    You may like to contact our Parent to Parent service who offers emotional support to parents and carers of children or adults with autism. This service is confidential and run by trained parent volunteers who are all parents themselves of a child or adult with autism .

    You contact the team on 0808 800 4106. Please leave a message and the team will call you back as soon as possible at a time that suits you, including evenings and weekends. Alternatively you can use contact the team via web form -


    You may like to contact our Autism Helpline team who can provide you with information and advice . You can contact the team via telephone on 0808 800 4104 (Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday 9am to 3pm). Please note that the Helpline is experiencing a high volume of calls and it may take a couple of attempts before you get through to speak to an advisor. Alternatively, should you prefer to send a message, you can do so via their webform -

    Hope this helps,


  • We had this trouble last year. Our 6-year-old daughter was doing so well with her toilet training but regressed during the school summer holidays. I'm sure it's all down to the disrupted routine. I'm sorry I have no advice but I just wanted you to know we went through it too. Good luck.

    (ps, still not toilet trained)