Hi I'm Jennifer. My daughter is 6. She also has autism. Luckily it isn't as severe as some. She doesn't do the flapping and she is verbal. For the longest time she would just repeat what you said to her. She also has had issues with running. My problem right nowis she has figured out the child safety locks. So if she gets up before me she gets in her closet and pulls things out, takes sheets off her bed etc. Pretty stressful especially with being a single Mom with a full time job.