OK so i have been trying to teach him to do chores like clean his room. He also has to do the hallways and clean the dining room as well. Is that too much or sound ok to you he is 5 btw. MY friend she has 2 on the spectrum tells me that i have to try to talk him into it like "mommy really needs help cleaning the dining room and the hallways" she says thats the way its sopposed to be done. I wish to be be a little firm with him if he dont do it after giving him some time to do it i could stick him in a time out for the infraction i do believe he needs to be handled a differintly but i dont want him to use his diagnoses as a crutch as well. I see her letter her kids diagnose as a crutch and she has been having all kinds of problems with them now with down right desrespecting her they know they can get away with things I see it all the time. If i become really firm with him will i be hurting him in any way or screwing up some how. Any advice im willing to take into considerations> I dont know if this will help but he is pdd as well as odd!