I have said a lot lately that under the right conditions, someone on the autism spectrum could literally change the world. but what exactly are those right conditions and where do they come from. Well, to put it simply, finding the right conditions is a game of chance where a particular activity or therapy or hobby causes your autistic child to open up in a way that he or she has never done before. It's all about recognizing opportunities. As a parent, who can really say that they know your child better than you do? When you see your child with autism respond to something, just go with it. You don't necessarily have to understand why.
Over time, repeating the same day over and over again, Bill Murray's character in "Groundhog Day" was able to use the opportunity to really make a difference. My brother once told me that Murray's character spent about ten years reliving the same day over again. In reality, we don't have the time to do what Murray's character did, but we can recognize opportunities when they present themselves. Jumping on this sort of opportunity can change the life of your autistic child for the better.