“He’s ten yrs old but is at a 2yr old level” “he doesn’t understand”; heard these before? Isn’t it a shock when you find out differently. In cases like regressive autism, there is like a reset that happens and it’s like starting at the beginning again. Therapies are very helpful in “catching up” and “coping” but your attitude is a big factor. A non-verbal child is not a stupid one and understands a lot more than normally given credit for. While someone with autism may have difficulty socializing with children, learning to potty train or follow the directions of a game; this does not mean that they are less intelligent and a lot of the time if we simply provide another means of communication or approach to an activity, we can bridge the gap that keeps these ideals in place.