Continence is a basic need that affects a person’s health, self-esteem, dignity, and quality of life. Mastery of toileting skills promotes inclusion at home, school, and in the community. We believe that current and accessible resources, information, and support should be available to each individual, parent, caregiver, and team.
The Vermont Continence Project works to:
- Collect and share resources about continence and toilet-learning. Materials are relevant for parents/caregivers, educators and school teams, child care providers, health care and mental health providers, and students/individuals with or without disabilities.
- Provide support and consultation to individuals, schools, agencies, teams, and families who are working to develop and implement toileting programs.
- Provide parent and team workshops and trainings statewide to support those working on toilet-learning goals.
- Collaborate with agencies, schools, and organizations statewide with the goal of mastering toileting skills as a priority for all children and young adults
- Respect and honor each individual’s personal goals, using a Self-Determination framework of participation.