Our behaviour towards autistic children can strongly influence their own behaviour. In that way we can bring about improvements and positive changes in that behaviour.
Real progress can be seen when the child exhibits a positive behavioural change, in the presence of someone who didn't change their attitude or behaviour. For instance, improved and more meaningful eye contact is something that can be easily perceived by that person. When that person lets the mother know afterwards, she can become overwhelmed with joy! This is real progress. The child has taken a significant and substantial step forward!!!