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Child and Youth Services Information Sheets 

Toilet Training Tips for Parents

Readiness for Toilet Training

Preparation for Toileting

Toilet Training Methods

Toileting Definitions

Useful Links

Continence Foundation of Australia is a national organization that promotes continence programs and resources. For information related to children see: 

Victorian Continence Resource Centre is a service provided by the Continence Foundation of Australia that also promotes continence programs and resources for both adults and children. A parent information booklet and CD resource: 'One Step At A Time: A parent guide to toilet skills for children with special needs' can be ordered via this website:

An App 'Toilet Training for Children with Special Needs' is also available here: 

Raising Children is an Australian parenting website which provides information on various parenting issues.
See toilet training guide: 
And this toilet training guide for children with autism: 

Disabled Living is a charitable organization, that provides information and advice to both professionals and families in the UK. Includes free publications on toilet training and managing bowel and bladder problems with children:

Other References

These resources are available for loan to all members of the public library system using the South Australia One Card library system. For your convenience, make a request at your library for the reference book to be transferred to your local library.

  1. Brenda Batts. Ready, Set, Potty: Toilet Training for Children with Autism and other Developmental Disorders. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, UK. 2010.
  2. Continence Foundation of Australia. One Step at a Time – A Parent's Guide to Toilet Skills for Children with Special Needs. Continence Foundation of Australia - Victorian Branch. 2010.
  3. Maria Wheeler. Toilet training for individuals with autism or other developmental issues: a comprehensive guide for parents and teachers. Future Horizons Inc. 2007.
  4. Judith Coucouvanis. The Potty Journey. Guide to Toilet Training Children with Special Needs, Including Autism and Related Disorders. Autism and Asperger Publishing Company. 2008.
  5. Child and Youth Services. Are you ready? An animated toilet training resource. DVD. Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI). South Australia. 2014.
  6. Jane Whelen Banks. Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet. A story about trouble with toilet training. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2008.
  7. David Hochman and Ruth Kennison (authors) and Derek Anderson (illustrations). The Potty Train. Simon and Schuster Publishers. New York. 2008.
  8. Howard Bennett. It Hurts When I Poop!: A Story for Children Who are Scared to Use the Potty. Magination Press. US. 2007.
  9. Jeanne Willis (author) and Penelope Jossen (illustrations). Do Little Mermaids Wet Their Beds? Albert Whitman Publishers. 2001.