This month’s Autism 200 Series lecture “Autism 210: Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and Developmental Disabilities will be held next Thursday, September 17, at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Wright Auditorium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and led by Dr. Mendy Minjarez, clinical psychologist at Seattle Children’s Autism Center.

Many children with autism and developmental disabilities are delayed in reaching their toilet training milestones. The usual toilet training strategies are not always effective, leaving parents frustrated and unsure of how to proceed. Dr. Minjarez, will review best practices in addressing toilet training goals in this population of children. This presentation will include information about toileting readiness, behavioral interventions for addressing toilet training in children with developmental delays, and troubleshooting specific toileting problems, such as fears and refusal.

There is no need to register in advance to attend. These classes are designed for parents, teachers and caregivers. The topics associated with the majority of classes are applicable to all age ranges and for a wide variety of children diagnosed with autism. Classes are open to the general public. If you cannot attend in person, lectures are available to view from our video and teleconferencing sites at various locations throughout Washington, Alaska, Montana and Oregon. Lectures are also recorded. View past lectures.

Please call Seattle Children’s Autism Center at 206-987-8080 with any questions.