I have two autistic boys on my bus this summer and what follows is an actual argument they had this morning...
K - "Hey guess what? Did you know..."
E - "not now"
K - "that the.."
E- shoots K a nasty look
K -"Oh, I'm sorry"
E - "I was reading. You interrupted me."
K -"I'm sorry, E. I was just exited about this new book I have. Do you forgive me?"
E - "Yes."
We should spend as much time coaching our non-autistic children on how to behave civilly as we do our special needs kids. The world would be a much nicer place to live if we did.