My most-autistic student, “Steve,” had a breakthrough yesterday. We were in the sensory room and he asked to play Hide and Seek. He’s never asked that before, nor does he ever ask to play with us. Great! We played for about 5 minutes before getting back to work.
Later that day while out at recess, he approached a girl from his class and asked her to play the game with him. HE INITIATED PLAYING WITH A FRIEND!!!! What What!! They played Hide and Seek and Tag together for the better part of 10 minutes.
I am so proud of him and so happy. I have a great team of people that work with me that have helped him get to this point. And yes, his teachers cried.