Let me begin by saying just because something is used so frequently, doesn’t mean it’s correct. Always question things. If anything, to just bring clarity to yourself.
Diving in, the terms “low & high functioning” are trash.
Is it good or bad? Is it supportive or insulting?
WHY START NOW?
I know there are a lot of things you’re supposed to look for when it comes to potty training prepping. But because Jackson has Autism, we’re looking for different clues of being ready. With his very limited communication, any indicators must be taken seriously so the fact that he’s showing discomfort & pulling at his diaper when he’s wet is a MASSIVE indicator. He’s letting us know he doesn’t like the feeling so clue #1.