So here's the thing about these autistic kids, they love making boundaries for themselves.
Both Mason and Hunter had a really rough day at school. So when they came home I had put out 2 boxes of the cardboard blocks out for them to build with.
Hunter took off all his school stuff, dumped out all the blocks and sat inside the box. I guess he just needed to define his own space. I could totally see that after a day of everyone telling you what to do. I would need some space too.
He needed an actual boundary between up and him. It was ok for a few minuets but then he needed more. He then isolated himself even more by putting the box up on the couch where no one could touch him.
Mason used the blocks to build a castle for him to sit in. Then after awhile he asked his brothers and sister if they wanted to sit inside it with him. They stayed that way till dinner.