Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics


Development of a Wireless Moisture Alarm for Daytime Urinary Continence Training of Persons with Autism and Other Disabilities in Community Settings

child on pottyThis project entails the development of a wireless moisture alarm and corresponding treatment manual; and subsequent investigation of effectiveness in training daytime urinary continence in persons with Autism and other developmental disabilities in community and home settings. The funder of this project is the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

Who is eligible to participate?

Children ages 3-6 with an ASD diagnosis who are currently not using the toilet for urination.

How does the study work?

  • Seven study visits at URMC approximately every two weeks
  • Children will be randomized (like flipping a coin) to one of two interventions

Learn more about the toilet training study


Katherine Zanibbi

Phone (585) 275-8291


Currently closed to enrollment

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Golisano Children’s Hospital
Box 671
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Rochester, NY 14642

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