First of all, if he is three-years old he is supposed to be babied. Second of all if he is acting out in these ways that you describe, disciplining him for them is probably not a good idea. Another thing is that he could have what is called Sensory Integration Dysfunction. It is a disorder that is common enough amongst autistic children and that could be what is causing him to throw a fit about the sippy cups. If you discipline him because of these things it could probably give him the impression that if he is angry or sad that he has to keep it bottled up. I seriously doubt you want your son to thin that when he is dealing with enough problems as is. As for the swimming and potty training, who knows, the swimming might be fun but it could scare him. For potty training, it is not uncommon for people with autism to have to still wear a diaper, even into their adulthood. A couple of teenagers I have read about still wear diapers. One is seventeen and the other is twenty-one. But for methods of training him to swim and use the toliet, a woman had sent her son to this place called Kennedy Krieger acheivment program. I dont know much about it but maybe they can help your son with these dilemmas you are facing.View Thread
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