The students I worked with on the spectrum became my mentors of appreciating little steps and living right now. It is important that one not take high energy words and actions personally. It is not what it looks like but rather more like dancing or communicating in a different language. Attend to unique communication, grace comes.
TRUST - COPING - SHARING
Attending to unique communications that are presented builds trust.
Trust sets one up to develop coping skills.
Coping skills allows sharing of worlds.