In the section about my sister I mention rewards. For the boy that I worked with at the high school, he also had things that calmed him and kept him focused. For immediate calming, he carries pictures of youtube clips that he can flip through. This relates to one of his rewards later in the day, which is watching youtube. Throughout the day he reminds himself by saying "youtube later" to either keep himself from doing something bad or to pat himself on the back for doing something well. Usually he looks for a response from his teacher to reassure himself that he really will get youtube later, but sometimes he just says it to himself. This boy is much lower functioning than my sister who only has mild autism, but he too uses this immediate and long term rewards. My sister thinks about what she will do this weekend or looks forward to events that my not even happen until the next month. This boy, who I worked with on a Tuesday, kept reminding himself and us that he would get a "deli cookie friday." He would repeat this phrase as well in order to get him through jobs that he didn't like, such as cleaning tables. Although we may not do this outloud, we certainly try to think about what we will treat ourselves to or what positive thing is coming out of a job that we don't like or a situation we have to get through. We all have our calming techniques, even if they are different from autistic people's.