One of the strategies for Autism that The Son-Rise Program uses is joining the child’s exclusive and repetitious activities (isms). Some children flap, some spin in circles, some recite lines to movies.
There are many different isms and we all have them. For example, I like to listen to the same songs over and over again on my IPod, I soothe myself with the sound and the rhythm and become absorbed in the music.
I think if I were an autistic child, I’m pretty sure it would be lying snugly under a soft blanket like a cocoon. What is your ism?