I feel your pain. It is scary when he starts to run since he seems to then just go into his own little world and ignore him.
I have noticed that with my autistic step son that when he listens to me and I reward him with a high five, he finds enjoyment by me assuring him that he is doing something good. I know it sounds silly but I don't punish the bad behavior, I just over celebrate his good behaviors. He strives to be a good boy and he wants that verbal and hand gesture award.
I am now able to keep him in line most of the time all though my hand gets sore from all the high fives.
at 1:25 AM on Jun. 28, 2008