have a cousin who had 2 kids who are autistic or have autistic tendencies. I remember her mother saying that all my cousin's kids needed was a good butt whoopin to straighten them out. I'm glad for once my cousin didn't listen to her mom. Oh by the way they're jws.
To my knowledge, autistic children don't "take hold" of discipline as they just don't have the mental capacity to get it.
This little 5 yr. old I was telling you about is sent to his room for time outs all of the time. Then they let him back out and in no time he acts out and is back in a time out. He has a horrible time in groups. Won't look you in the eye. Just got semi potty trained and his language skills are less than my 3 1/2 yr. old granddaughter.