Tom Needs to Go: A book about how to use public toilets safely for boys and young men with autism and related conditions

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Kate E Reynolds, Jonathon Powell Australian author

  • Tom Needs to Go
  • Tom Needs to Go
    With simple & effective illustrations, this is a perfect starting point for teaching independence when using public toilets.

36 pages
2014
ISBN: 9781849055215

When Tom is out shopping, he needs to go to the toilet. Tom knows that public toilets are different to his toilet at home. There are urinals and cubicles and he has to decide which to use.

This visual resource helps parents and carers to teach boys and young men with autism or other special needs about how to use public toilets safely. It covers the subtleties of social etiquette including where to stand and look, as well as practicalities such as remembering to lock the cubicle door. With simple and effective illustrations throughout, the book is the perfect starting point for teaching independence when using public toilets.

"Thankfully, we have reached a point where society recognizes that all people, including those with a developmental disorder such as autism, are sexual beings who have a right to knowledge and to be safe. But there are aspects of sexuality that are challenging and not easy to teach. These attractively illustrated books, with their clear, anatomically correct pictures and simple, unambiguous text, deal bravely with these topics and will facilitate discussion and learning. They will be a very welcome addition to the bookshelves of families who have an adolescent boy on the autism spectrum."
- Sarah Attwood, author of Making Sense of Sex