Quick Trainer Device Shows Potential for Toilet Training Children with Autism

A new toilet training device developed by researchers at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York shows potential in reducing the time it takes to toilet train children with autism. Called Quick Trainer, the device consists of a disposable, self-adhesive pad with a built-in sensor, an iPod, and a reusable Bluetooth transmitter. The child […]

Linking gastrointestinal issues to behaviour in autism

The presence of gastrointestinal (GI) issues appearing alongside autism in some people has seemingly emerged from the research shadows in recent years. Several well-powered studies have detailed the presence of issues with functional bowel symptoms such as diarrhoea and constipation to be more frequently reported in autism compared with both typically-developing children and those with […]