OK, here's a top tip for any of my friends with autistic children:
DO NOT buy any Moon Sand/Moon Dough.
If someone buys your child some as a present, take it back. Do NOT open it.
It really doesn't matter how many times you tell them to KEEP IT ON THE MAT, they are incapable of doing this.
I know, I know, why not just throw it away and not let them play with it? Tempting, it really is, but that's where the autism comes in. It wouldn't be forgotten; in fact it would be requested frequently, and then cause anything from a minor to major meltdown when you aren't able to produce it. So keep it or throw it, either way it's a PITB. Plus, it is actually one of the toys that gives Sasha the most pleasure - must be the texture I imagine.
Anyhow, that's my top tip for today. Now, does anyone know how to get a 6 year old to stay in bed until at least 7 in the mornings??! Yawn......