Lack of Interest in the Jack in the Box
Children with autism may demonstrate a lack of interest in toys that other children find intriguing. They may also be less likley to share or communicate their enjoyment or needs to others. Ethan exhibits no emotional reaction when the clown pops out of the box. Though Ethan shows some interest in the toy, he never verbally or nonverbally shares this interest with the examiner by smiling, vocalizing or encouraging her to continue. Similarly, he does not request help when the toy becomes stuck.