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Old 02-15-2010, 08:07 PM   #1
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Down syndrome and Autism pottie training

I am a friend of a couple who has a six year old who has Down syndrome and Autism. He is not pottie trained and they are really having a rough time with him. He also has a younger brother who is 5 years old and he imitates his old brother a lot. He just doesn't understand that he is different. In turn, he gets into a lot of mischief as well. His older brother with his autisim on top of his 'downs' makes him throw things inside the house. His latest thing now is putting his hands inside his diaper and smearing his fecus on the wall, floor and everywhere. This has been going on more frequently within 2 or 3 months. Is this a sign of something? When the parents try and put him on the pottie, he struggles to get off the pottie and just goes bolistic. Another major problem is him going to sleep. He is hard to get him to go to sleep. It's either mom or dad sleeping with him so that he can fall asleep. He doesn't sleep all to well either, and is always the first one up. Can you help me to help my friends? It would be great if they can have a professional live with them just to pottie train him and help the parents understand with what he is going through. Is there a professional in that kind? I can see that it is taking a toll on the parents and I can just imagine it's hard on their marriage as well. They are so dedicated and so strong for each other, an yet I can just see the tears in their eyes. Is there such a thing as a pottie trainer specialist to help pottie train him? As a friend, I would try and look up Down Syndrome and Autism on the internet to see what information is out there. All I get is either Down Syndrome information by itself and Autism information by itself. Never any information together. Any help you can give would be awesome! Thank you in advance.

Last edited by styxman; 02-18-2010 at 04:42 PM.