Q: What is your advice for parents of children on the autism spectrum?

A: You have to get kids out and expose them to things, but do this without any surprises, so they know what to expect. You have to find skilled mentors to teach them things. For me, it was an aunt, and it was my science teacher. You need to find the things they’re interested in and good at and expand on this. If your child likes to draw trains, broaden it to the station. Where does the train go? Keep broadening it.