Today is a good day. We seem to have made a couple of leaps forward. Max is 8, he will be 9 in June. We started toilet training him at age 4. For the first 2 years he would have accidents numerous times a day. Over the last 2 years things have improved very slowly and nowadays he only has the occasional accident, mainly caused by him being too busy to go to the toilet. We still use pull ups at night but over the last few weeks they have been dry. This morning Max woke at 7 , his pull up was dry and he did the biggest wee on the toilet to which we all applauded. Now this may sound like a regular "normal" occurrence in most households but to us it means so much. Many a time over the years I have wondered will Max ever achieve full continence? will he always need to wear pads?. Now Max may take a few more weeks/ months before he is fully dry at night, it doesn't matter, we know he can do it now and to us that means the world. To all those parents out there with little ones with Special Needs never give up and remember it may take so long to achieve even little things but never stop believing in your child and don't forget to celebrate those inchstones.