I teach two Y7 classes. In one there’s a pupil who has autism and diabetes and another who is also autistic. I have found the best successes come when I get them involved in the lessons.
I ask one pupil to stand and choose things on the whiteboard and act as my assistant choosing other students for answers and ask for answers that I know they knows to boost their confidence. I then get the biggest smile which instantly changes your mood … but you can’t help but think you’re doing a good job when you see that smile 🙂