Each week in April, we'll be posting uplifting stories from parents & friends with a loved one with autism to help spread the message that Kindness Matters.

Interested in sharing your story? Submit it below to help spread kindness this April!

Read Past Stories


 

"A few years back our family vacationed at Virginia Beach. Our son, who is less able with special needs, who hates loud crowds, was approached by a horse. Yes, a horse!

It was a policeman's horse. The horse put his face directly in front of my son's face. It scared me because I didnt know what the horse was doing. But somehow, the horse comforted my son in this crowd of people.

This trained horse that usually has no interactions with people knew something about my son that we as humans do not know.

This was a kind act by animal, but all the same."

 

-Tonya

 


 

"I received an act of kindness when my grandmother became my mother by adopting me.

The adoption was finalized on my second birthday.

I will be 7 in June."

 

-Joseph


 

"My son is 4 and has autism. He is also non-verbal. He has a smile that can make anyone’s day.

He was having a tough week with new changes and routines, his teachers surprised him with balloon day! They gave him so many balloons and they all played together.

The smile on his face made everyone’s day! He even got to take home a balloon and he was so happy and the look on his face was the determination he can handle any challenge thrown at him!"

 

-Rhianna

 


Autism & Incontinence


Many people with autism experience incontinence. One study showed that 85% of children and 82% of adults had urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control) compared to around 5% of people without autism. 

This can occur for many different reasons in peopel with autism, including:

  • Physical limitations.
  • Communication issues.
  • Toilet training delays or regressions.
  • Sensory sensitivities.
  • Developmental delays.

Get Your Loved One Free Incontinence Supplies

If your loved one has autism and incontinence, they may be able to receive free bladder control products through their Medicaid plan. To find out if they qualify, simply fill out our quick and easy 2-step form

From there, our Continence Care Specialists will file the paperwork with your loved one's insurance and healthcare providers so you can focus on more important things.

Check Your Eligibility

In 2 easy steps!

From catheters to pediatric and adult bladder control supplies, discover the continence care essentials covered by your insurance.

Have your insurance card ready!

Autism Resources


8 Ways to Help Kids With Autism & Incontinence

We recognize that children with autism have unique, special needs that are specific to the individual. Essentially, there is no one clear answer. It can take some trial and error before you establish what is best for your child and their unique needs.

Autism & Diet: The Best & Worst Foods

If your child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), helping them get all of the nutrients they need can be even more challenging due to food aversions, gastrointestinal symptoms, eating habits, and medication interactions. 

A Guide to Autism & Incontinence In Older Children

The reality is, many people with autism have difficulty with transitions, as well as identifying what their bodies are telling them. I am so grateful to have found out about Aeroflow Urology and know that whatever the future holds, they will be able to provide us with whatever we may need on Gabe's journey.

Helpful Organizations


Autism Parenting Magazine

Autism Parenting Magazine is a magazine dedicated to advice for handling transitions, timely news and research, expert advice from their team of respected professionals, and more!

Aeroflow Urology

Aeroflow Urology provides bladder control products for people of all ages - from diapers and pull-ups to bladder control pads - all through insurance. Click the button below to see if you qualify.

Autism Speaks

Autism speaks is an organization dedicated to advocacy, support, and increased understanding and acceptance of people of all ages with autism.

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