My 3 y/o with ASD has turned into a super runner lately.These are the biggest issues.
He jumps all of our baby gates and runs up the stairs, then waits for me to run after him and starts jumping down the stairs at me.
He runs away, specifically from me, in public places and avoids me catching him while laughing the whole time.
He thinks this is all hilarious and doesn't understand any sense of danger. Yesterday he was running into people and they were spilling food/drinks, but he just kept going while laughing and making sure that I wasn't fast enough to catch him. He eventually got out of sight and I had to hunt for him in a fire station.
I have him wear a harness at grocery stores, but what do you do in other situations like a kids' birthday party and is there any way I can get him to stop going up the stairs and jumping down them?